Paleontology

Nelumbo: Thermoregulating In The Eocene

This fossil specimen of the fruit of the lotus, Nelumbo, was found by Green River Stone (GRS) in early Eocene outcrops of the Fossil Lake Member of the Green River Formation. The awesome possums from GRS are based out of North Logan, Utah, USA and have un ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Aug 11 2019 - 1:33pm

Devonian Fish Of The Eescuminac Formation

An exquisite fossil specimen of an Eusthenopteron Fordi from the upper Devonian (Frasnian), Eescuminac Formation, Miguasha Park, Bay of Heat, Gaspé, Quebec, Canadian Museum of Natural History, Miguasha Collection. If you look closely at this specimen, you ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Aug 18 2019 - 7:29pm

Cretaceous Cohabitation: Anapholites Planus

A beautiful specimen of the ammonite, Anahoplites planus (Mantell, 1822) from Albian deposits in Courcelles-sur-Voire, Aube, north-central France. Anahoplites (Sowerby, 1815) is a genus of compressed hoplitid ammonites with flat sides, narrow, flat or gro ...

Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Aug 18 2019 - 3:24pm

Pre-Historic Air Conditioning- Inside The Head Of T. Rex?

Scientists believe two large holes in the roof of a T. rex's skull, called the dorsotemporal fenestra, were filled with muscles that assist with jaw movements.  But Casey Holliday, a professor of anatomy at University of Missouri-Columbia, didn't ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2019 - 9:02am

Ostracoderms To Anglerfish

The festive lassie you see here is an Anglerfish. They always look to be celebrating a birthday of some kind, albeit solo. This party is happening deep in our oceans right now.  The wee candle you see on her forehead is a photophore, a tiny bit of luminou ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Sep 17 2019 - 12:29pm