ammonites (fossils) - loved collecting fossils like these as a child with my dad on family holidays by the sea

ammonites (fossils) - loved collecting fossils like these as a child with my dad on family holidays by the sea

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A BEAUTIFUL SEA LILY FOSSIL, SEIROCRINUS SUBANGULARIS, LOWER JURASSIC, HOLZMADEN, SOUTH GERMANY Estimate 55,000 — 70,000 EUR LOT SOLD. 61,500 EUR

A BEAUTIFUL SEA LILY FOSSIL, SEIROCRINUS SUBANGULARIS, LOWER JURASSIC, HOLZMADEN, SOUTH GERMANY Estimate 55,000 — 70,000 EUR LOT SOLD. 61,500 EUR

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Kronosaurus fossil.  Can you even imagine what this looked like when it was swimming through the ocean?

Kronosaurus fossil. Can you even imagine what this looked like when it was swimming through the ocean?

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Steneosaurus bollensis - Steneosaurus is an extinct genus of teleosaurid crocodyliform from the Early Jurassic to Middle Jurassic (Toarcian to Callovian). Fossil specimens have been found in England, France, Germany, Switzerland and Morocco. The largest species, S. heberti, reached up to 5 m (16.5 ft) long, though 2.5–3.5 m was far more common Species in this genus are traditionally classed into two skull groups: longirostrine (long, narrow jaws) and brevirostrine (short, broad jaws)

Steneosaurus bollensis - Steneosaurus is an extinct genus of teleosaurid crocodyliform from the Early Jurassic to Middle Jurassic (Toarcian to Callovian). Fossil specimens have been found in England, France, Germany, Switzerland and Morocco. The largest species, S. heberti, reached up to 5 m (16.5 ft) long, though 2.5–3.5 m was far more common Species in this genus are traditionally classed into two skull groups: longirostrine (long, narrow jaws) and brevirostrine (short, broad jaws)

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Trilobite fossil. Over 17,000 known species roamed the oceans for over 270 million years. All gone now...

Trilobite fossil. Over 17,000 known species roamed the oceans for over 270 million years. All gone now...

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Crinoid fossils. Rock containing crinoid (or sea lily) fossils. These are Scyphocrinus elegans crinoids from the Silurian/Devonian period (about 440-360 million years ago). Crinoids are marine echinoderms that appear as early as the Ordovician period (500 million years ago). These crinoids have stalks by which they would attach themselves to the seabed, capturing food with feathery arms that formed a cup (seen at lower right and upper centre). Thousands of extinct crinoid species have been…

Crinoid fossils. Rock containing crinoid (or sea lily) fossils. These are Scyphocrinus elegans crinoids from the Silurian/Devonian period (about 440-360 million years ago). Crinoids are marine echinoderms that appear as early as the Ordovician period (500 million years ago). These crinoids have stalks by which they would attach themselves to the seabed, capturing food with feathery arms that formed a cup (seen at lower right and upper centre). Thousands of extinct crinoid species have been…

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Seed fern (Neuropteris heterophylla)  Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Seed fern (Neuropteris heterophylla) Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Rock Layers: Timeline of Life on EarthEvolution is a complicated subject. While everybody understands that black bears are related to grizzly bears and we can even figure they are related to extinct bears, lots of people wonder how scientists can be so sure that bears are related to salmon as well. One evidence is rock layers—specifically, what is called the geologic column.

Rock Layers: Timeline of Life on EarthEvolution is a complicated subject. While everybody understands that black bears are related to grizzly bears and we can even figure they are related to extinct bears, lots of people wonder how scientists can be so sure that bears are related to salmon as well. One evidence is rock layers—specifically, what is called the geologic column.

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Yes, it's real!! A giant ammonite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonoidea) fossil.  Giant Ammonite Fossils

Yes, it's real!! A giant ammonite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonoidea) fossil. Giant Ammonite Fossils

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