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.

One Response to A Few Favorite Fossils

  1. triciaspringstubb March 7, 2021 at 9:09 am #

    Thanks for the gor­geous trilo­bite! I learned a lot about these sweet, hum­ble heroes when I was writ­ing Moon­pen­ny Island. They lived here in Ohio when it was cov­ered by an inland sea, and I still hope to find my own spec­i­men someday.

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