How Small Are They
Not everyone enjoys microfossil collecting, but each
to his own. I find it fascinating, there's a whole new fauna of little
critters than will
only show up when using a fine meshed screen. Most people
have no concept of just how small some of this unique group of fossils
be. For this reason I've put together a short web page in the hopes of
giving the reader a better perspective on the size of some of the
Scyliorhinus sp., commonly referred to
as catshark are neat looking teeth but small.
You can get a feel for the actual size from the pictures on the left.
There's a small black dot on the right of the coin holder, that's a 1 mm
Top - Eocene/Miocene
Bottom - Cretaceous
Mostly Cretaceous sand tiger teeth.
These show the typical size of micro shark teeth.