Saturday, December 31, 2016

Silurian Dawsonoceras annulatum Cephalopod Fossil



This image shows a Dawsonoceras annulatum (J. Sowerby) cephalopod fossil. It was found in the Silurian Period Wenlock series of  Coalbrookdale Shropshire England.

Image taken August 2016. The fossil was on display at the British Natural History Museum.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Austrian Tree Fossil


This picture is of coniferous tree twig that has turned to coal.  It was found in Austria. The fossil dates to the Oligocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fossilized Tree Stem Lenticels


This picture is of a fossil tree stem preserved in silica. This mineral preserved the air pores or lenticels.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Palm Stem Fossil from Sardinia


This picture is of a palm stem silica fossil. It was found in Sardinia. The fossil dates to the Tertiary Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Unidentified Trace Fossils from Arabia


This picture is a trace fossil made by possible crustaceans. It was found in Arabia.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Terebella Worm Tube Trace Fossil


This picture is a trace fossil of the Terebella worm tube . Over time the tube filled with remnants fish teeth and scales along with chalk. It was found in Sussex, England. The fossil dates to the Cretaceous Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Fossil Christmas 2016


It has become a tradition for me to each year to Photoshop a fossil Christmas tree image together. This year I went in a little different and used a fossil I 3D printed. The tree consists of a Megalodon tooth printed on a RepRapGuru printer and using the Repetier Host software with the Cura slicer. The print image can be found on Thingiverse and was posted by Emdahus.  I had to print with supports and then cut them out of the image, without them the print would move off the glass surface between layer 3-40.

Most prints have been with PLA filament from Hatchbox and 3D Solutech.


The fossil ornaments were ones I used on the 2014 Christmas image. http://louisvillefossils.blogspot.com/2014/12/merry-christmas-2014.html

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ogygiocaris Trilobite Fossil


This picture is an Ogygiocaris trilobite fossil . It was found in Builth, Wales. The fossil dates to the Ordovician Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Friday, December 23, 2016

English Fern Fossil in Nodule


This picture is an unidentified fern fossil impressions . They were found in a clay-ironstone nodule in Tipton Staffordshire England. The fossil dates to the Carboniferous Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fish Fossils from Greenland


This picture is an unidentified fish fossils . They were found in Greenland. The fossil dates to the Pleistocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ammonite in Iron Sulfide


This fossil is an unidentified ammonite fossil preserved in iron sulfide .

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Spider in Amber from Germany


This fossil is an unidentified spider trapped in a coniferous tree's amber . It was found in Germany. The fossil dates to the Oligocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Lobster Fossil from England


This fossil is an unidentified lobster. It was found on the Isle of Sheppey Kent England. The fossil dates to the Eocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pseudoscalites armatus Gastropod Fossil


This picture is of a Pseudoscalites armatus Stopp gastropod fossil. It was found in Esino Lombardy Italy . Fossil dates back to the Triassic Period.

Fossil displayed at the Museum of Natural History in Paris France August 2016.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pemphix sueuri Lobster Fossil


This picture is of a Pemphix sueuri lobster fossil. It was found in Wurtemberg Germany. Fossil dates back to the Triassic Period.

Fossil displayed at the Museum of Natural History in Paris France August 2016.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tarbellastraea raulini Coral Fossil



This picture is of a Tarbellastraea raulini coral fossil. It was found in Merignac, Aquitanien France. Fossil dates back to the Miocene epoch, Neogene Period (Tortonien Stage).

Fossil displayed at the Museum of Natural History in Paris France August 2016.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Solenastraea tizeroutinensis Coral Fossil



This picture is of a Solenastraea tizeroutinensis coral fossil. It was found in Tizerooutine, Morocco. Fossil dates back to the Miocene epoch, Neogene Period (Tortonien Stage).

Fossil displayed at the Museum of Natural History in Paris France August 2016.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Lepidodendron aculeatum Plant Fossil


This plant fossil is called Lepidodendron aculeatum Sternberg. It was found in South Wales United Kingdom. The fossil dates to the upper Carboniferous Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Euthriofusus complanatus Gastropod Fossil



This gastropod fossil is called Euthriofusus complanatus. It was named by James De Carle Sowerby. The snail is also known as Wrigleya complanata. It was found in the London Clay of Highgate, North London England. The fossil dates to the lower Eocene Epoch (Ypesian) of the Paleogene Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Clay

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Goniopora websteri Coral Fossil



This coral fossil is called Goniopora websteri. It was found in Bracklesham Bay Sussex England. The fossil dates to the Eocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period.

It was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London on August 2016.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Favosites Tabulate Coral Fossil


These images are of what appears to be a Favosites discoideus (Roemer) tabulate coral with pyrite. Fossil dates to the Middle Silurian Period. It was found in the Waldron Shale of Clark County Indiana USA.

Thanks to Alan for letting me image it.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ichthyocrinus subangularis Crinoid Calyx Fossil


These images are of what appears to be an Ichthyocrinus subangularis Hall crinoid calyx fossil. The fossil dates to the Middle Silurian Period. It was found in the Waldron Shale of Clark County Indiana USA.

Thanks to Alan for letting me image it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Asteroceras stellare Ammonite Fossil



This image is of an ammonite cross cut section on display at the British Natural History Museum in London England. The creature was called Asteroceras stellare and lived during the early Jurassic period.

Fossil on display August 2016.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Rhodophyte Algae Fossil


This fossil is Rhodophyte (red) algae. It was found in the siltstone facies of Salem Limestone of Hardin County Kentucky USA. The plant dates back to the Middle Mississippian Period.

Thanks to Alan for letting me photograph it.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Dokophyllum intertrium Horn Coral Fossil


This horn coral fossil was discovered in the Waldron Shale of Clark County, Indiana USA. It appears to be a Dokophyllum intertrium (Hall). The fossil dates to the Middle Silurian Period (Wenlockian). Fossil is about 3 cm wide at top and 4 cm tall.

Thanks to Alan for letting me take a picture of it.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Favosites cristatus Coral Fossil






This coral fossil was found in the Waldron Shale of Clark County, Indiana USA. It appears to be a Favosites cristatus Davis.The fossil dates to the Middle Silurian Period (Wenlockian).


Thanks to Alan for letting me image it.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Caenisites Ammonite Fossil


This image is of a Caenisites ammonite fossil. It was found in the Lias of Lyme Regis England. This creature swam the oceans during the Lower Jurassic Period.

Fossil on display at the Lyme Regis Museum in England as of August 2016.

Learn more at www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Acanthopleuroceras valdani Ammonite Fossil


This image is of a flattened ammonite fossil called Acanthopleuroceras valdani. It was found in the Lias of Lyme Regis England. This animal swam the oceans during the Lower Jurassic Period.

Fossil on display at the Lyme Regis Museum in England as of August 2016.

Learn more at www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pleurotomaria anglica Gastropod Fossil


This image is of the Pleurotomaria anglica snail fossil. They are found in the different levels of the Lias of Lyme Regis England. This creature slunk along the ocean floor during the Lower Jurassic Period.

Fossil on display at the Lyme Regis Museum in England as of August 2016.

Learn more at www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Terebratula Brachiopod Fossil


This picture is of a Terebratula sulcifera brachiopod fossil. It was found in Belgium. Fossil dates back to the Late Cretaceous Period (Cenomanian Stage).

Fossil displayed at the Museum of Natural History in Paris France August 2016.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Septirhynchia Brachiopod Fossil


This picture is of a Septirhynchia azaisi (Cottr) brachiopod fossil. It was found in Syria. Creature existed in the Jurassic Period.

Fossil displayed at the Museum of Natural History in Paris France August 2016.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mammites Ammonite Fossil


This image is of a Mammites ammonite fossil. Creature existed in Cretaceous Period (Turonien). The fossil was found in Las Mesitas (Cundinamarca) Columbia.

Displayed at Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée in Paris, France (August 2016).

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Texanites bourgeoisi Ammonite Fossil


This image is of a Texanites bourgeoisi d'Orbigny ammonite fossil. Creature existed in Cretaceous Period (Sénonien inférieur). The fossil was found in Villedieu Loir et Cher France.

Displayed at Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée in Paris, France (August 2016).

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vascoceras Ammonite Fossil


This image is of a Vascoceras (Paravascoceras) cauvini Chudeau ammonite fossil.  Animal existed in Cretaceous Period. The fossil was found in Damergou Niger Africa.

Displayed at Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée in Paris, France (August 2016).

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Gryphaea bilobata Pelecypod Fossil


This image shows a Gryphaea bilobata J. de C. Sowerby pelecypod fossil. It was found in the Jurassic Period Lower Callovian Kellaways Rock South Cave Yorks England.

 Image taken August 2016. The fossil was on display at the British Natural History Museum.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thecosmilia annularis Coral Fossil


This image shows an Thecosmilia annularis (Fleming) coral fossil. It was found in the Jurassic Period Upper Corallian Beds Steeple Ashton Wilts England. Image taken August 2016. The fossil was on display at the British Natural History Museum.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Isastraea explanata Coral Fossil



This image shows an Isastraea explanata (Goldfuss) coral fossil. It was found in the Jurassic Period Upper Corallian Beds Steeple Ashton Wilts England. Image taken August 2016. The fossil was on display at the British Natural History Museum.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Myophorella hudlestoni Pelecypod Fossil


This image shows a Myophorella hudlestoni (Lycett) pelecypod fossil. It was found in the Jurassic Period Corallian Beds Berkshire Oolite series found near Osmington Dorset England. Image taken August 2016. The fossil was on display at the British Natural History Museum.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lichas anglica Trilobite Fossil


This trilobite fossil is a Lichas anglica. The fossil was found in Dudley England. This animal inhabited the oceans of the Silurian Period.

It was displayed at Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée as of August 2016.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Flexicalymene senaria Trilobite fossil


This trilobite fossil is a Flexicalymene senaria Conrad. The fossil was found in Indiana USA. This creature existed in the oceans of the Ordovician Period.

It was displayed at Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée as of August 2016.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Gampsonyx fimbriatus Shrimp Fossil



This shrimp like fossil is a Gampsonyx fimbriatus Jordan. The fossil was found in Germany. This creature roamed the ocean floors in the Permian Period.

It was displayed at Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée as of August 2016.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Its Grail Fossil Hunting Season!

Not too long ago I posted an image from the British Natural History Museum of a Bumastus trilobite fossil.

http://louisvillefossils.blogspot.com/2016/10/bumastus-trilobite-fossil.html

Finding one of these intact in the Silurian Period Waldron Shale of Indiana I consider to be very rare. So rare in that I call it a Holy Grail fossil for the Waldon as the thorax section tends to erode away quick just leaving a head or tail section. 

Recently, I have hope we might be close to finding this trilobite whole. Here is an image of the pygidium and thorax with the outline of the cephalon section. So close...






Thanks Kenny for showing me this.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pholidophorus bechei Fish Fossil


This image is of the Pholidophorus bechei fish fossil. It was found in the Lower Lias of Lyme Regis England. The Blue Lias is in the bottom 32 meters of blue-gray limestone. This animal lived during the Lower Jurassic Period.

Henry Thomas de la Beche 1848 image in public domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Thomas_de_la_Beche.jpg

This species was named after Henry De la Beche (1796-1855). He lived in Lyme Regis with his mother as a child and became friends with Mary Anning.

Fossil on display at the Lyme Regis Museum in England as of August 2016.

Learn more at www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lyme Regis Ammonite Fossils


This post features a variety of ammonite fossils in one plate. Ammonites shown are Asteroceras margaritoides, Promicroceras planicosta, and Xipheroceras sp. The plate was found in the Lower Lias of Lyme Regis England. These ammonites lived during the Jurassic Period.

Fossil on display at the Lyme Regis Museum in England as of August 2016.

Learn more at www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk