COOL  FOSSILS

 

Video of a JSJ presentation: “Weird Fossils and Fossil Oddities”

(posted on youtube in 5 parts)  (originally presented at the 44th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati in May 2009)

 


 

BODY FOSSILS      TRACE FOSSILS      BIOGENIC PRODUCTS

 

FOSSIL PRESERVATION STYLES

  (new: chalcedonized gastropods on replacement page)

 


 

NEONTOLOGY

 


 

GREEN  RIVER  FORMATION  FOSSILS (7 spp.)

 

MAZON  CREEK  LAGERSTÄTTE (8 spp.)

 


 

ALGAE  &  BACTERIA

 

“Solenopora” jurassica             Grypania spiralis

 

Stromatolite            More stromatolites (new)

 

Silurian marine algae

 


 

EDIACARAN  ORGANISMS

 

Dickinsonia costata             Nemiana simplex

 


 

PORIFERANS

 

     Brooksella alternata             Brachiospongia digitata

 


 

CNIDARIANS

 

Hexagonaria percarinata

 

Solenastrea hyades             Halysites louisvillensis

 


 

COELOSCLERITOPHORANS

 

Chancelloria eros

 


 

BRACHIOPODS

 

Platystrophia ponderosa with geopetal structure

 


 

BRYOZOANS

 

Bryozoan colonies

 


 

BIVALVES

 

 Opalized Cyrenopsis             Fossil scallops

 

Crinkle bed

 

Gryphaea arcuata & Exogyra costata

 


 

GASTROPODS

 

Marine snails             Cerion watlingense

 

    Geodized Busycon             Hexaplex hertweckorum

 


 

CEPHALOPODS

 

Ammonites             Buckhorn Lagerstätte

 

Kazakhstania colubrella

 

Opalized Peratobelus belemnites

  

Silurian nautiloids of Ohio

 

Ammolite (new)

 


 

TRILOBITES

 

Bitten Trilobites             Ellipsocephalus hoffii

 

Isotelus maximus             Peronopsis interstricta

 

Drepanura premesnili             Agnostus pisiformis

 

Pudoproetus auriculatus             Gravicalymene abbreviata

 

Paradoxides minor             Ogygopsis klotzi

 

Spiny trilobites

 


 

NON-TRILOBITE  ARTHROPODS

 

Insect in Baltic amber             Dithyrocaris         

 

Paleolimulus signatus             Eurypterus remipes

 

Marrella splendens             Anomalocaris canadensis

 

Harpactoxanthopsis

 


 

ECHINODERMS

 

Streptaster vorticellatus             Xenocrinus baeri

 

Dendrocrinus caduceus             Dendraster gibbsii

 

Uintacrinus socialis             Furcaster paleozoicus

 

Carneyella ulrichi             Dichocrinus ficus

 

Promopalaeaster mutant

 


 

GRAPTOLITES

 

Climacograptus wilsoni             Dictyonema crassibasale

 


 

PROBLEMATICA

 

Plumalina plumaria             Eldonia ludwigi         

 


 

FISH

 

Lycoptera davidi             Carcharodon megalodon

 

Paleozoic fish

 


 

AMPHIBIANS

 

Diplocaulus magnicornis

 


 

DINOSAURS

 

Theropods             Sauropods

 

Dinosaur gastrolith

 

Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis

 


 

BIRDS

 

  Confuciusornis sanctus             Dinornis maximus

 

  Fossil bird nest             Diatryma

 


 

MAMMALS

 

    Smilodon             Megaloceros giganteus     

 

Paramylodon harlani             Bison antiquus

 

Ursus spelaeus        Mammuthus primigenius

 

   Vertebrate cololites             Mammut americanum

 

Ovibos moschatus             Early Elephants

 


 

HOMINIDS

 

 Sahelanthropus-Kenyanthropus-Australopithecus-Paranthropus-Homo

 


 

PLANTS

 

Glossopteris

 

Paleozoic land plants

 


 

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