A Few Favorite Fossils

by The Bookologist

Here at the mag­a­zine we’ve been look­ing at a lot of pale­on­tol­ogy late­ly, and we thought we’d share a few of the down­right gor­geous or just plain cool fos­sils that sneaked onto our com­put­ers as we pre­pared this mon­th’s issue. After all, who’s not a pushover for a pret­ty rock?


Pho­to Cred­its
Ichthyosaur and Trilo­bite: Nat­ur­al His­to­ry Muse­um of Great Britain
Argen­tin­ian “Ter­ror Bird”: M. Taglioret­ti and F. Scaglia.
Chi­nese Fux­i­an­huia pro­ten­sa with brain: Xiaoya Ma
Aus­tralian stro­ma­to­lite: Shanan Peters/University of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son
Cana­di­an Arc­tic Fisha­pod: Ted Daeschler
Antarc­tic Sea Lil­lies: Shanan Peters/University of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son
South African hand bones: L.Berger — Uni­ver­si­ty of Wit­wa­ter­srand
All oth­er pho­tos cour­tesy Wiki­me­dia commons.

4 Responses to A Few Favorite Fossils

  1. Tricia June 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    Trilo­bites! They are the hum­ble heroes of my new mid­dle grade nov­el, “Moon­pen­ny Island”.

  2. Chris Leins June 13, 2018 at 7:52 am #

    “Antarc­tic Sea Lil­lies: Shanan Peters/University of Wisconsin-Madison”
    is actu­al­ly Periglyp­tocri­nus, Bob­cay­geon-For­ma­tion, Brechin, Canada;
    recent­ly described/renamed in:
    Cole, Ausich, Wright & Koniec­ki (2018): An echin­o­derm Lager­stätte from the Upper Ordovi­cian (Kat­ian), Ontario: tax­o­nom­ic re-eval­u­a­tion and descrip­tion of new dicyclic cam­er­ate crinoids

  3. Chris Leins June 13, 2018 at 7:54 am #

    see more at

  4. Vicki Palmquist August 16, 2018 at 6:55 am #

    Thanks, Chris. Good sites!

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