Paleonet: most iconic / most important fossils

Greg Burzynski paleogreg at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 14 17:12:00 GMT 2012


I would vote for Dickinsonia, Charnia orCharniodiscus from the Ediacaran


 
Cheers,
Greg


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 From: Peter Moon <pmoon1 at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: Paleonet: most iconic / most important fossils
 

Stromatolites, I guess

Peter Moon, Ph.D.
Editor at Large
São Paulo-SP
Brazil


Em 14/11/2012, às 14:00, Marc Srour <marcsrour at gmail.com> escreveu:


My high school students always find the ecological and taxonomic diversity of trilobites fascinating, it drives home the fact that fossils aren't just "dead organisms", they're representatives of now-extinct ecologies that are nonetheless similar to modern ones even if the organisms were different. 
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>>> From: bk at tiefes-leben.de
>>> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:10:34 +0100
>>> To: paleonet at nhm.ac.uk
>>> Subject: Paleonet: most iconic / most important fossils
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>>> Hello PaleoNet,
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>>> 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. 
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>>> I think of the Archeopteryx as an icon for a "missing link", the "Ohio animal" as an icon for extinction.
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>>> I also have fossils in mind, that are iconic for specific events, such as Anomalocaris for the Cambrian explosion.
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>>> 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.
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>>> Suggestions are welcome! (Probably there is already a compilation published somewhere?)
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>>> Thank you,
>>> Björn Kröger
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