Monday, December 10, 2018

Iguanodontid Dinosaur Track Cast


This image is of an iguanodontid dinosaur track cast dated Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago). The track was found in Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado, USA. It was on display at the Indiana University Southeast (IUS) campus, first floor of Sciences Building as part of Glenn M. Mason collection. Image taken November 2018.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Bryozoan Fossil


This image is of polypora (bryozoan) fossil dated between Ordovician to Permian Periods (505-245 million years ago). It was on display at the Indiana University Southeast (IUS) campus, first floor of Sciences Building. Image taken November 2018.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

In Memory of Dr. Glenn Mason


Earlier last month (November 7, 2018), Dr. Glenn Mason passed away. He was a long time geoscience professor at Indiana University Southeast (IUS) New Albany, Indiana, USA. In 2009, I met Dr. Mason while taking classes at the school. On a Saturday in July of that year, he was kind enough to give me and a small group of geology enthusiasts a tour of the Geosciences department at IUS. Glenn was especially proud of the display cabinets in the hallway outside his office that had a number of minerals, rocks, and fossils. Hopefully, IUS will retain these displays as a memory to Dr. Mason and his contributions to geological science and the local community.


Later some us were able to donate some specimens for these cabinets.




Dr. Mason's office door decorated with dinosaur imagery which was a popular class he taught at the school.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Placenticeras intercalare Ammonite Fossil


This ammonite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The ammonite fossil is named Placenticeras intercalare. It was found in the Bearpaw Formation, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and dates to the Cretaceous Period (75 million years ago). Accession number is Fl-56701. Donated by Korite International and Canada Fossils Ltd.


The ammonite fossil shell is now iridescent caused by being exposed to high pressures and temperatures. The marine creature existed in the Western Interior Seaway that covered the middle of what is now the North American continent. The seaway existed from about 75-65 million years ago.


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



Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ameropiltonia lauradanae and Comptonaspis swallowi Trilobite Fossils


This 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 Ameropiltonia lauradanae (right) and Comptonaspis swallowi (left). It was found in the Chouteau Formation of Saline County, Missouri, USA and date to the Mississippian Period. Accession number is Fl-80136. Donated by Andy Secher.

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.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Drotops armatus 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 Drotops armatus. It was found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and dates to the Devonian Period. Accession number is Fl-84362. Donated by Andy Secher.

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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Asaphus expansus 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 Asaphus expansus. 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.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dicranurus hamatus elegans 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 Dicranurus hamatus elegans. It was found in the Haragan Formation, Coal County of Oklahoma, USA and dates to the Devonian Period. Accession number is Fl-83818. Donated by Andy Secher.

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.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dicranurus monstrosus 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 Dicranurus monstrosus. It was found in the Megrane Formation, Atlas Mountains of Morocco and dates to the Devonian Period. Accession number is Fl-83817. 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.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Walliserops trifurcatus 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 Walliserops trifurcatus. It was found in the Foum Zguid of Morocco and dates to the Devonian Period. Accession number is Fl-55553.

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.