Pelagornis sandersi Pencil Box
Pelgornis sandersi is an extinct species of “false toothed” bird with a wingspan of nearly 24 feet. The massive bird soared over South Carolina during the Oligocene Epoch. During the Oligocene, elevated sea levels completely submerged modern day Charleston. A menagerie of ancient creatures, including primitive whales, sharks, sea turtles, and seabirds, that thrived in the area became entombed in the sediments below when they dies, only to re-emerge as fossil discoveries 25 million years later. The Museum’s Natural History Collection holds the only known fossil of Pelagornis sandersi to date. This pencil set contains 24 colored pencils, a pencil sharpener and a sturdy tin box for storage.