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Hymenoptera (wasp) in fossil amber

Mostly demonstrable anecdotes regarding evolution, the fossil record, and things from religious crackpots that irritate me

Sinosauropteryx The first genus of dinosaur outside of Avialae

The living Earth (except a few times when I pin dead stuff) --- Sinosauropteryx: The first genus of dinosaur outside of Avialae (birds and their immediate relatives) to be found with evidence of feathers. Which can be seen clearly in this gorgeous fossil.

In 1916, French geologist Louis Gentil walked across the newly constructed airfield at Casablanca, picked up a fossil trilobite and kicked o...

That will be my hand someday on my huge trilobite find at Penn Dixie.

Rare Bear Gulch  Male Echinochimaera meltoni Paleozoic Fish Fossil Echinochimaera meltoni  Class Chondrichthyes, Subclass Holocephali, Order Chimaeriformes, Family Echinochimaeridae  Geological Time: Mississippian (~320 m.y.a.)  Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fish fossil: 80 mm long on a 230 mm by 130 mm matrix and 60 mm on a 55 mm by 40 mm matrix  Fossil Site: Heath Shale Formation, Bear Gulch Limestone, Fergus County, Montana

Rare Bear Gulch Male Echinochimaera meltoni Paleozoic Fish Fossil Echinochimaera meltoni Class Chondrichthyes, Subclass Holocephali, Order Chimaeriformes, Family Echinochimaeridae Geological Time: Mississippian (~320 m.y.a.) Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fish fossil: 80 mm long on a 230 mm by 130 mm matrix and 60 mm on a 55 mm by 40 mm matrix Fossil Site: Heath Shale Formation, Bear Gulch Limestone, Fergus County, Montana

Trilobite Fossils on Mount Stephen  Yoho National Park  British Columbia  Canada

trilobite fossils in the Burgess Shale fossil beds on Mount Stephen - Burgess is one of the most plentiful and scientifically valuable fossil beds in the world

Edmontosaurus annectens

Amber Fossils, Dinosaur Fossils, Prehistoric Animals, Natural History, Crystals Minerals, Extinct, Historian, Antiquities, Bones

Rare Ancient Bird Fossil with Preserved Feathers Protopteryx fengningensis from Hebei Province, China  Name: Protopteryx fengningensis Phylum: Chordata; Subphylum Vertebrata; Class Aves; Subclass Enantiornithes  Geological Time: Early Cretaceous  Size: 120 mm long (tip of skull to tip of toes); Matrix: 85 mm by 141 mm  Fossil Site: Yixian Formation, Fengning County, Hebei Province of China

Fossil Bird - Protopteryx fengningensis with preserved Feathers Lower Cretaceous.

Gallinuloides wyomingensis from the Green River Formation

Gallinuloides wyomingensis from the Green River Formation aka little baby dinosaur bird

Trilobite Fossil from Morroco, Dicranurus Species, Devonian Era, Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

Trilobite Fossil from Morroco, Dicranurus Species, Devonian Era

Leanchoilia superlata Early Cambrian Burgess Shale, Stephen Formation, British Columbia  Fossil from John Adamek

Leanchoilia superlata Early Cambrian Burgess Shale, Stephen Formation, British Columbia Fossil from John Adamek

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