Friday, November 30, 2018

Spathacalymene nasuta Trilobite Fossil


This trilobite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossil is named Spathacalymene nasuta. It was found in the Osgood Formation of Ripley County Indiana, USA and dates to the Silurian Period. Accession number is Fl-4360. Donated by Jason Cooper.

The museum's trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who also edit the AMNH trilobite web site.

I have found part of one these back in 2011. The Osgood Formation is interesting as some of it's fossils are a honey color. https://louisvillefossils.blogspot.com/2011/10/spathacalymene-nasuta-trilobite.html


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Xenasaphus devexus Trilobite Fossils


This trilobite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossil is named Xenasaphus devexus. It was found in the Wolchow River of St. Petersburg, Russia and dates to the Ordovician Period.


Their trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who are also editors for the AMNH trilobite web site.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Arctinurus boltoni Trilobite Fossil


This trilobite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossil is named Arctinurus boltoni. It was found in the Rochester Shale of Middleport, New York, USA and dates to the Silurian Period. Accession number is Fl-78841. Donated by Fred Barber and Ray Meyer.

The museum's trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who are also editors for the AMNH trilobite web site.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ceraurus pleurexanthemus and Flexicalymene senaria Trilobite Fossils


These trilobite fossils were on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossils are named Ceraurus pleurexanthemus and Flexicalymene senaria. They were found in the Rust Formation of Herkimer County, New York, USA and date to the Ordovician Period. Accession number is Fl-84361. Donated by the Jason Cooper.

The museum's trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who also edit the AMNH trilobite web site.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cybele bellatula Trilobite Fossil


This trilobite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossil is named Cybele bellatula. It was found in the Wolchow River of St. Petersburg, Russia and dates to the Ordovician Period. Accession number is Fl-78841. Donated by the family of James Kaste.

Their trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who are also editors for the AMNH trilobite web site.



Sunday, November 25, 2018

Olenoides serratus Trilobite Fossil



This trilobite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossil is named Olenoides serratus. It was found in the Burgess Shale of British Columbia, Canada and dates to the Cambrian Period. Accession number is Fl-22506.

Learn more about the museum at https://www.amnh.org/

Their trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who are also editors for the AMNH trilobite web site.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Paradoxides gracilis Trilobite Fossil


I would like to dedicate this blog posting to the memory of Dr. Riccardo Levi-Setti, a noted trilobite researcher who died on November 8, 2018. He is known for the 1975 book Trilobites and research into their eyes.

This trilobite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossil is named Paradoxides gracilis. It was found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and dates to the Cambrian Period. Accession number is Fl-80134 and was donated by Martin Shugar M.D.

Learn more about the museum at https://www.amnh.org/

Their trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who are also editors for the AMNH trilobite web site.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Paraceraurus exsul Trilobite Fossil


I visited the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. In the Grand Gallery was a trilobite display case with world-class specimens. This trilobite fossil was in the Ordovician section and named Paraceraurus exsul . It was found in the Asery Formation of St. Petersburg, Russia. Accession number is Fl-74833 and was donated by the family of James Kaste.

Learn more about the museum at https://www.amnh.org/

Their trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who are also editors for the AMNH trilobite web site.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Turkey or Dinosaur for Thanksgiving?


After eating a Thanksgiving meal (above image wish bone of dinner's main dish), I came across an article in the Washington Post about how turkeys are related to dinosaurs. About 250 million years ago (mya), the group Archosauria tree split between Pseudosuchia (ancestors of the crocodile) and Dinosauria (eoraptor),then at 240 mya the tree split again to Saurischia, Theropoda (225 mya), Tetanurae (190 mya), Maniraptora (180 mya) to today's modern birds (Avialae).

Watch the video below, as it will explain how modern birds with limbs with 3 digits, wishbones and hollow bones relate today's birds with the dinosaurs of the past.



If it does not show up it is at link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gQJHuG1Byj0

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Spiny Unidentified Brachiopod Fossil


Note, I originally posted this as a snail fossil but now it is thought to be some sort of brachiopod. Spiny Platyceras gastropod unidentified brachiopod fossil found in Scott County, Indiana USA. Fossils discovered in New Providence Formation and it dates to Mississippian Period.

Thanks to Kenny for the image.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Cladochonus Coral Fossil on Crinoid Stems


Cladochonus coral fossil on crinoid stems found in Scott County, Indiana USA. Fossils found in New Providence Formation and it dates to Mississippian Period.

Thanks to Kenny for the images.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Agaricocrinus Crinoid Calyx Fossil


Agaricocrinus crinoid calyx fossil found in Scott County, Indiana USA. Crinoid found New Providence Formation and it dates to Mississippian Period.



Thanks to Kenny for images.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Modern Day Crinoids



In July 2018, I visited the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, USA. While there I came across the Hall of Biodiversity and the variety of preserved crinoids. First image is a Metacrinus rotundus crinoid found in the Pacific Ocean. The second crinoid is an Antedon sp. found near Misaki, Japan.
This last crinoid is Metacrinus rotundus crinoid found in the Pacific Ocean.

Images take July 2018.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Modern Day Spiny Sea Creatures



In July 2018, I visited the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, USA. While there I came across the Hall of Biodiversity and the variety of spiny invertebrate sea creatures on display.

Around the Louisville area we find the fossils of spiny creatures (brachipods and snails) and while not common finds they peak the interest as what they fully looked like.

See these past posts of some of the fossils found: Productella spinulicosta (Devonian), Echinoconchus alternatus (Mississippian), Platyceras dumosum (Devonian), Productella spinulicosta (Devonian), Productella? (Mississippian), and Platyceras dumosum (Devonian).


Images above show spiny gastropods on display at museum. They were not identified by name.

Modern spiny sea creatures seen that museum were Cat's Tongue Oyster (Spondylus linguaefelis) found in Hawaii, USA.

American Thorny Oyster (Spondlylus americanus) found in southeastern United States down to Brazil.

Regal Thorny Oyster (Spondylus regius) found in western Pacific Ocean.


Did not identify these next two.



 Images taken July 2018.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Trinucleus godfussi Trilobite Fossil


This picture is of a Gampsonyx-fimbraiatus trilobite fossil. It was found in Wesela Bohemia. The fossil dates to Ordovician Period.  Fossil  displayed at Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée, Paris, France.  Image taken August 2016.

Learn more at their website: https://www.mnhn.fr/en/visit/lieux/galerie-paleontologie-anatomie-comparee-paleontology-and-comparative-anatomy-gallery

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sculda pennata Arthropod Fossil


This picture is of a Sculda pennata arthropod fossil. It was found in Solnhofen Limestone of Germany. The fossil dates to Late Jurassic Period.  Fossil  displayed at Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée, Paris, France.  Image taken August 2016.

Learn more at their website: https://www.mnhn.fr/en/visit/lieux/galerie-paleontologie-anatomie-comparee-paleontology-and-comparative-anatomy-gallery

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Montastrea Coral Fossil


This image is of a Montastrea sp. coral fossil on display at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (August 2017). It dates to the Miocene Epoch (about 20 million years ago). The fossil was found in Miami, Florida USA.

The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History is located at the College of Charleston, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor, Charleston, South Carolina 29424.

Learn more at their blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/

Friday, November 9, 2018

Terebratula lecce Brachiopod Fossil


This image is of a Terebratula lecce brachiopod fossil on display at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (August 2017). It dates to the Pliocene Epoch (about 4 million years ago). The fossil was found in Lecce, Italy.

The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History is located at the College of Charleston, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor, Charleston, South Carolina 29424.

Learn more at their blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Odobenus rosmarus Walrus Fossil


This image is of an Odobenus rosmarus walrus fossil on display at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (August 2017). It dates to the Pleistocene Epoch (about 200,000-100,000 years ago). The fossil was found in Alaska USA.

The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History is located at the College of Charleston, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor, Charleston, South Carolina 29424.

Learn more at their blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/

Monday, November 5, 2018

Allosaurus fragilis Dinosaur Fossil


Allosaurus fragilis dinosaur skull fossil ("strange reptile") displayed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, USA. It was found in 1901 at Bone Cabin Quarry Wyoming USA by K. C. Kaisen. The fossil dates to the Late Jurassic Period (140 million years ago).

Image taken July 2018.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Notorhyncus primigenius Fossil Shark Teeth


This image is of Notorhyncus primigenius fossil shark teeth on display at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (August 2017). This extinct animal was also known as a seven-gill cow shark. It dates to the Pliocene Epoch (about 4.5 million years ago), Neogene Period. The fossils were found in Yorktown Formation, Beaufort County, North Carolina USA.

The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History is located at the College of Charleston, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor, Charleston, South Carolina 29424.

Learn more at their blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Diplodocus longus Dinosaur Skull Fossil



Diplodocus longus dinosaur skull fossil ("double beam") displayed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, USA. It was found in 1903 at Bone Cabin Quarry Wyoming USA by K. C. Kaisen. The fossil dates to the Late Jurassic Period (140 million years ago, Mesozoic Era).


Image taken July 2018.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hexanchus gigas Fossil Shark Teeth


This image is of Hexanchus gigas fossil shark teeth on display at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (August 2017). This extinct animal was also known as a sixgill cow shark. It dates to the Pliocene Epoch (about 2 million years ago), Neogene Period. The fossils were found in Huarra Formation  (Caldera Site) Atacama Desert, Copiapo, Chile.

The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History is located at the College of Charleston, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor, Charleston, South Carolina 29424.

Learn more at their blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Notidanodon loozi Fossil Shark Teeth


This image is of Notidanodon loozi fossil shark teeth on display at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (August 2017). This extinct animal was also known as a cow shark. It dates to the Paleocene Epoch (Thanetian, about 58 million years ago), Paleogene Period. The fossils were found in Descenderie D Basin (Ouled Abdoun) Morocco, North Africa.

The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History is located at the College of Charleston, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor, Charleston, South Carolina 29424.

Learn more at their blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/