Paleonet: most iconic / most important fossils

Clair Ossian clastic at verizon.net
Thu Nov 15 14:32:48 GMT 2012


And an apple tree and a snake...don¹t forget that you have to include
something about the garden of Eden...




On 11/14/12 9:33 PM, "Mark Storaasli" <mstoraasli at gmail.com> wrote:

> Don't forget the massive 'original microbial mat'  and the split-off of
> a pre-poriferan ancestor of 'Sponge-Bob Squarepants' ...aarrhhhh!
> Then the first marine fungi, lichens, and other ilk, before the first
> expected 'Bilaterian' ...then don't forget Rhynia and the tree ferns.
> the origin of insecta and the cycads, palms, sequoias, and birch
> trees...Did I say "Rhynia"?
> 
> 
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM, Christian Emig <brachnet at aliceadsl.fr>
> wrote:
>> About Lingula please read at least
>> http://paleopolis.rediris.es/cg/CG2003_L01_CCE/index.html !!
>> 
>> 
>> Dr. Christian Emig
>> Directeur de Recherches Honoraire au CNRS
>> 
>> BrachNet
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>> 
>> http://paleopolis.rediris.es/Phoronida/EMIG/
>> ----------------------------------------------------
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>> 
>> 
>> Le 14 nov. 2012 à 16:40, Oliver Rauhut a écrit :
>> 
>>> Lingula or the horseshoe crabs as classic examples of "living fossils",
>>> groups that (apparently) haven't changed for eons.
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> 
>>> Oliver
>>> ______________________________ 
>>> Dr. Oliver Rauhut 
>>> Curator for Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds 
>>> Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie 
>>> Richard-Wagner-Strasse 10 
>>> D-80333 München 
>>> Germany 
>>> email: o.rauhut at lrz.uni-muenchen.de  
>>>          owmrauhut at hotmail.com 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> > 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
>>>>>>>> > Hello PaleoNet,
>>>>>>>> > 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?)
>>>>>>>> > Thank you,
>>>> > Björn Kröger
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > ----------------------
>>>> > ~ ~ ~ >0<>
>>>> > Dr. Björn Kröger
>>>> > Museum für Naturkunde
>>>> > Invalidenstr. 43
>>>> > D-10115 Berlin
>>>> > Germany
>>>>http://www.tiefes-leben.de
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