Paleontology

A New Species Of Edrioasteroid From The Kinzers Formation

This beautiful specimen is Protoaster Haefneri, a new species of edrioasteroid, an extinct lower Cambrian genus of echinoderm from the Kinzers Formation of York County, Pennsylvania. The specimen was found by and named after Chris Haefner, and is set to b ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 23 2019 - 12:21pm

McAbee Fossil Beds Re-Open To The Public

The McAbee fossil beds are known for their incredible abundance, diversity and quality of fossils including lovely plant, insect and fish species that lived in an old lake bed setting 52 million years ago. It is one of the best local sites in the province ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 28 2019 - 10:53am

Lower Devonian Armored Agnatha

An armored agnatha jawless bony fish, Victoraspis longicornualis, from Lower Devonian deposits of Podolia, Ukraine.  Victoraspis longicornualis was named by Anders Carlsson and Henning Bloom back in 2008. The new osteostracan genus and species was describ ...

Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Jul 21 2019 - 11:17pm

Sexual Dimorphism: Pliensbachian Apoderoceras

This stunning specimen with her regal ridges (and small anomaly) is an Apoderoceras ammonite, an extinct genus of cephalopod and active predatory mollusk belonging to the subclass Ammonoidea. ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 22 2019 - 1:36am

Lower Sinemurian Arnioceras Fossil Beds

These ammonites are from the Arnioceras beds near Last Creek, British Columbia. The fossils found here are from the Lower Jurassic, Lower Sinemurian, Little Paradise Member of the Last Creek formation. This site is part of the research area for Dr. Howard ...

Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Jul 24 2019 - 4:45pm

Baleen Whale Borealodon: A New Stem Mysticete Helps To Unravel The Mysteries Of Whale-Fall Communities

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Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 26 2019 - 12:47am

Cenomanian-Turonian Impact On Marine Reptiles

During the early Triassic period, ichthyosaurs evolved from a group of unidentified land reptiles that returned to the sea. They were particularly abundant in the later Triassic and early Jurassic periods before being replaced as premier aquatic predator ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 26 2019 - 1:33am

Middle Ordovician Trilobite: Hypodicranotus striatulus

Take a gander at this unusual trilobite,  Hypodicranotus striatulus  (Walcott, 1875), with his gloriously bulbous head shield. ...

Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Jul 26 2019 - 11:13pm

Tetralophodon Of North Africa

Quintus Sertorius, a Roman statesman come general, grew up in Umbria, the green heart of what is now central Italy. Born into a world at war just two years before the Romans sacked Corinth to bring Greece under Roman rule, Quintus lived much of his life a ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 29 2019 - 2:36am

Rhinoceras Fossil Preserved In Pillow Basalt

The Miocene pillow basalts from the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area of central Washington hold an unlikely fossil mold of a small rhinoceros, preserved by sheer chance as it's bloated carcass sunk to the bottom of a shallow pool or lake just ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 28 2019 - 12:45pm