Pictures of fossils, fossil finds from Everything Dinosaur field trips, photos of fossils sent in.
Trilobites (3 lobes), Class: Trilobita, Phylum: Arthropoda; fossil group of extinct marine arthropods; one of the earliest known groups of arthropods; appeared in Early Cambrian (521 mya) and flourished throughout lower Paleozoic era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction, when during the Devonian, almost all died out; finally disappeared in the Permian-Triassic Extinction about 250 may; among the most successful of all early animals (lived for over 270 my)
Spotted this fossiliferous rock (limestone) whilst walking along the Shropshire Union Canal. Perhaps Silurian, evidence of an ancient marine community.
Cotham Marble otherwise known as "Landscape Marble", from Somerset (western England). When this stone is polished the calcified remains of fossil algae form feather-like, branching structures, in between the layers of mudstone. These structures look a little bit like bushes and trees, hence the common name for this material. Algae lived in warm, well lit, shallow tropical sea that covered much of England during the Late Triassic. Red/Black scale bar - 10cm.