Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Opal Belemnite Fossils

The original aragonite internal shell dissolved and was replaced by opal in these belemnite fossils. They existed the Cretaceous Period. Fossils were found in Coober Pedy, Australia. Specimen was on display at the Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle Minéralogie et Géologie in Paris France (August 2016).

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Benthosuchus Fossil Amphibian Skull

Picture is of a Benthosuchus sushkini amphibian skull fossil. It dates to the Triassic Period. Fossil found in Scharzhenga River of Vachnevo Russia. Extinct creature is a distant relative to today's salamanders and frogs. It lived in rivers and lakes of what is now eastern Europe.

Fossil on display August 2016 in Natural History Museum of London, England.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Glossopteris Fossil Leaves

Image is of Glossopteris browniana fossil leaves. Plant existed in the Permian Period. They were found in Silewada India. Displayed at Natural History Museum London England as of August 2016. Specimen number V64045.