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Amazing fossils
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Posting this here because fossils are literally imprints made out of rock.

These are so perfectly-preserved (except missing some parts)...

Sassafras hesperia:
[Image: 436px-Sassafras_hesperia_01.jpg]

Kainops invius:
[Image: 688px-Kainops_invius_lateral_and_ventral.JPG]


Some pics I took, and made it onto Wikipedia:
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Lovely stuff :D

I once had a lovely Ammonite which I would post pictures of - but, unfortunately, I took it to school to be used as part of a prehistoric display, and never got it back. I haven't seen it in 20 years now :( ...
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The school might still have it. :thinking: 


Let's not forget the Psittacosaurus sp. (no name yet) was preserved with skin integument. 
[Image: 1204px-Psittacosaurus_SMF_R_4970.jpg]

The Pentaceratops specimen at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, which turned out to be a new species called Titanoceratops:
[Image: 1037px-Titanoceratops.jpg]
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Doubt it, since the school closed years ago :(

Nice images, though. It's interesting how part of the skin survived on one of them: I don't see that very often!
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That doesn't like somethign that would be thrown away, just saying. -shrug-

One billion year-old stromatolites, one of the oldest life forms:
[Image: Stromatolites.jpg]

This one is over 2 billion years old:
[Image: Proterozoic_Stromatolites.jpg]

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Wow :O 

Following on from those, the earliest known animal fossils have just been identified. They're 558 million years old, so not quite as old as the stromatolites, but still pretty amazing: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45588213
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I've always found Archaeopteryx fossils pretty amazing, due to how well preserved they are.
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(09-22-2018, 12:48 AM)Kyng Wrote: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45588213

I love Dickinsonia. One of the most beautiful fossils out there! Ediacaran fauna are some of my favourite creatures: 

Waptia fieldensis (restoration on the right): May have fed upon Ediacaran creatures
[Image: 600px-Waptia.jpg][Image: 1242px-Waptia_fieldensis_Restoration.jpg]
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Charnia masoni (restoration on the right):
[Image: 485px-Charnia.png][Image: 682px-Charnia_masoni_-_MUSE.jpg]
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Wow, what on Earth is that last one?! I thought it was a leaf at first, but when I Googled it, I found it wasn't a plant....
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