Paleonet: most iconic / most important fossils
Gilles at snm.ku.dk
Wed Nov 14 15:22:18 GMT 2012
Ichthyostega, the iconic legged-fish!
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Dr. Gilles Cuny
The Natural History Museum of Denmark
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Fra: paleonet-bounces at nhm.ac.uk [mailto:paleonet-bounces at nhm.ac.uk] På vegne af bjoern kroeger
Sendt: 14. november 2012 16:11
Emne: Paleonet: most iconic / most important fossils
I am preparing a paleontological museum educational project on the history of live (very general) and for that purpose would like to know, which fossils could be considered by you as the most important / most iconic for our past & current understanding of evolution and the history of life.
I think of the Archeopteryx as an icon for a "missing link", the "Ohio animal" as an icon for extinction.
I also have fossils in mind, that are iconic for specific events, such as Anomalocaris for the Cambrian explosion.
I don't have necessarily individual fossils in mind, but also suite's like Trueman's Gryphaea and Brinkmann's Kosmoceras for gradualism Willimsons Turkana molluscs for punctualism (but see Van Bocxlaer et al. 2007) etc.
Suggestions are welcome! (Probably there is already a compilation published somewhere?)
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Dr. Björn Kröger
Museum für Naturkunde
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