Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hemiptera heteroptera Insect Fossil


Here is a picture of a Hemiptera heteroptera insect fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed at the time of the upper/late Cretaceous Period (ICS geological timescale: Cenomanian). Fossil was found in CearĂ , Brazil.

Image taken in June 2014.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Unidentified Insect Fossil - Miocene


Here is a picture of an unidentified insect fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed in the Miocene Epoch of Neogene Period.

Image taken in June 2014.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Blatta indeterminata Insect Fossil


Here is a picture of a Blatta indeterminata insect fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed at the time of the upper/late Cretaceous Period (ICS geological timescale: Cenomanian). Fossil was found in CearĂ , Brazil.

Image taken in June 2014.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Russian Cadoceras Ammonite Fossil


Here is a picture of a Cadoceras sp. ammonite fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed in the middle Jurassic Period (ICS geological timescale: Callovian). Fossil was found in Micailov, Russia.

Image taken in June 2014.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Parapatoceras Ammonite Fossil


Here is a picture of a Parapatoceras sp. ammonite fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed in the middle Jurassic Period (ICS geological timescale: Bathonian). Fossil was found in France.

Image taken in June 2014.

Sources:
http://www.ammonites.fr/Fiches/9999.htm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kanops reymondi Trilobite Fossils

These pictures depict the trilobite fossils Kanops reymondi. Fossils date to lower Devonian Period. They were found in Coal County, Oklahoma, USA.


Thanks to Kenny for the images.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bicidiocrinus wetherbyi Crinoid Calyx



Over the weekend my cousin went fossil hunting in Grayson County, Kentucky USA for Mississippian Period fossils. He got extremely lucky and found a nice crinoid calyx. It appears to be a Bicidiocrinus wetherbyi (Wachsmuth and Springer, 1886). It was found in the Glen Dean formation.

 

A retired professor at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Don Chesnut has a number of posted images on the Internet that were used to help determine the identify of this specimen. See links to pictures from his Masters thesis on the Mississippian echinoderm Bicidiocrinus (Strimple, 1975) from the Sloans Valley member below:

http://www.donchesnut.com/travels/geologyb/glyb187c.jpg

http://www.donchesnut.com/travels/geologyb/glyb151c.jpg

He has a series of pictures (the Bicidiocrinus images about 1/3 down page) of Sloans Valley Member (Paragon Formation) echinoderm images on the University of Kentucky web server found at this link:

http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/KPS/stratigraphicfauna/sloansvalleymacrofauna/pages/sloansvalleyechinodermata.html

Thanks to Kenny for the images for this blog posting!

Here is another nice crinoid calyx found in this same formation:

https://twitter.com/Clarkeocrinus/status/431883895701651456/photo/1

https://twitter.com/Clarkeocrinus/status/433059548425773056/photo/1

https://twitter.com/Clarkeocrinus/status/365284391955611648/photo/1

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mosasaurus Teeth from Morocco


Here is a picture of a Mosasaurus fossil teeth set at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed in the upper Cretaceous Period. Fossil was found in Khouribya, Morocco.

Image taken in June 2014.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Eophrynus prestvicii Arachnid Fossil Cast


Here is a picture of an Eophrynus prestvicii arachnid fossil cast at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed in the Carboniferous Period. Fossil was found in Great Britain.

The animal was in the order Trigonotarbida of an extinct species of arachnid. It was named by Henry Woodward in 1871 while the genus was named by William Buckland in 1837.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eophrynus_prestvicii

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ofiuroidi attuali Sea Star Fossils


Here are pictures of Ofiuroidi attuali sea star fossils at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy.

Images taken June 2014.

Learn more:
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/echinodermata/ophiuroidea.html

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Trigonia Pelecypod Fossil


Here is a picture of a Trigonia sp. pelecypod fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed in the Cretaceous and Jurassic Periods. They had another on display showing the view from the outside.



See some pictures of fossils like I have posted on this blog in the past: http://louisvillefossils.blogspot.com/2009/11/pterotrigonia-thoracica-pelecypod.html

Image taken in June 2014.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Acervularia truncata coral fossil


Here is a picture of an Acervularia truncata coral fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. It existed in the Silurian Period.

Image taken in June 2014.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Syringopora-sp and Favosites sp colonial coral fossils


Here is a picture of a Syringopora-sp and Favosites sp colonial coral fossils at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. It existed in the Silurian Period. The fossils were found in Sweden.

Similar fossils are found in the Louisville Limestone of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Image taken in June 2014.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Swedish Striatopora sp. coral fossil


Here is a picture of an Striatopora sp. coral fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. It existed in the Silurian Period. The fossil was found in Sweden.

Image taken in June 2014.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

German Pleurodictyum problematicum Coral Fossil


Here is a picture of a Pleurodictyum problematicum coral fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. It existed in the Devonian Period. The fossil was found in Eifel, Germany.

My pal Dave in Pennsylvania finds this coral genus in the Mahantango Formation. See his blog post about here: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-thought-id-start-my-blog-with-post-on.html

Image taken in June 2014.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Brachyphyllian affinis coral fossil


Here is a picture of a Brachyphyllian affinis coral fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. It existed in the Upper Cretaceous Period. The fossil was found at Monte Grumi, Italy.
Image taken in June 2014.