Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas was named one of the 40 Must-See Places to Take Your Kids Before They're Grown! Take the kids on a ranger-lead tour through the Paluxy riverbed and wade right up to some of the best-preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. :) - top 10 daily repins of Paydayloansturbo.com
Tiger Iron (Stromatolite) ... Stromatolites are laminated fossils formed by blue-green algae and sediment. Sediment sticks to the surface of the living algae, forming a crust. In turn, the algae grows through the sediment to form a new layer of living matter. A new film of sediment sticks to the algae and so on. The resulting structure looks like a mound. In cross section, each layer can be seen. Stromatolites are the most abundant fossils known from the Precambrian
From Madagascar. 5" x 4". Spec. Cleoniceras besairei. Ammonites are basically an octopus that lived in a shell. They are commonly confused with a nautilus. A nautilus has dozen’s of arms but an ammonite only had 8. They first appeared on earth about 400 mya years ago and died out 65 mya (the same time as dinosaurs).
Oldest big cat fossil ever found. Four-million-year-old skull of relative of snow leopard fleshes out fossil record of big cats and challenges suppositions about how and where they evolved. A skull from the new species, named Panthera blytheae, was excavated and described by a team led by Jack Tseng – a PhD student at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the time of the discovery, and now a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York.