Fossil Record

Some articles on fossil, fossil record, fossils:

Living Fossils - Overview
... plant A subtle difference is sometimes made between a "living fossil" and a "Lazarus taxon" ... or a group of species) that suddenly reappears, either in the fossil record or in nature (i.e ... as if the fossil had "come to life again"), while a living fossil is a species that (seemingly) has not changed during its very long lifetime (i.e ...
Marcellus Formation - Geology - Fossils
... inclusions of fossilized marine fauna found in the Marcellus, but these fossils are still important to paleontology ... swimmer similar to a squid, make their first appearance in the fossil record ... Life on land also enters the fossil record in the Marcellus, with the trunks of branchless conifer trees that floated out to sea to be preserved in the black ...
Stinkbird - Taxonomy, Systematics and Evolution - Fossil Record
... As regards other material evidence, the undisputed fossil record of the hoatzins consists of a single backside of the cranium of a fossil hoatzin, specimen UCMP 42823 ... The fragmentary fossil Onychopteryx from the Eocene of Argentina and the quite complete but no less enigmatic Early-Middle Eocene (Ypresian-Lutetian, some 48 million years ago) Foro panarium are ...
Sea Anemone - Fossil Record
... do not form hard parts that can be recognized as fossils but a few fossils do exist Mackenzia, from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale of Canada, is the oldest fossil ...
Lamprey - Taxonomy and Systematics - Fossil Record
... Lamprey fossils are rare because cartilage does not fossilize as readily as bone ... The first fossil lampreys were originally found in Early Carboniferous limestones, marine sediments laid down more than 300 million years ago in North America Mayomyzon pieckoensis and Hardistiella montanensis ... Mee-mann Chang and colleagues reported on a fossil lamprey from the same Early Cretaceous lagerst├Ątten that have yielded feathered dinosaurs, in the ...

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