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  1. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since April 22, 2017. Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Silurian Trilobites Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Ivanova, O., et al. (2009). Late Silurian trilobites from the Nuratau and Turkestan ranges, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Geobios, 42. Kobayashi, T. (1988). 22. Comparison of the Silurian Trilobites in Japan, South China, Thailand and Malaysia. Proc.Japan Acad., 64, Ser.B., Number 4. Kobayashi, T. (1988). The Silurian Trilobites in Japan. Proc. Japan Acad, Series B., Vol.64, Number 1. Kobayashi, T. (1985). The Silurian Proetidae (Trilobita) in Eastern Asia. Proc. Japan Acad., Series B. Vol.61, Number 9. Kobayashi, T. and T. Hamada (1974). Silurian Trilobites of Japan in Comparison With Asian, Pacific and Other Faunas. Palaeontological Society of Japan, Special Papers Number 18. (205 pages) Australia/New Zealand Fletcher, H.O. (1950). Trilobites from the Silurian of New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum, 22(3). Holloway, D.J. and P.D. Lane (1998). Effaced Styginid Trilobites from the Silurian of New South Wales. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 5. Sandford, A.C. (2005). Homalonotid trilobites from the Silurian and Lower Devonian of south-eastern Australia and New Zealand (Arthropoda: Trilobita: Homalonotidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 62(1). Sandford, A.C. and D.J. Holloway (2006). Early Silurian phacopide trilobites from central Victoria, Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 63(2). Sandford, A.C. and D.J. Holloway (1998). The Effaced Styginid Trilobite Thomastus from the Silurian of Victoria, Australia. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 5. Sherwin, L. (1968). Denckmannites (Trilobita) from the Silurian of New South Wales. Palaeontology, Vol.11, Part 5. Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) Bruton, D.L. (1967). Silurian Odontopleurid Trilobites from Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia. Palaeontology, Vol.10, Part 2. Chlupac, I. (1971). Some Trilobites from the Silurian/Devonian Boundary Beds of Czechoslovakia. Palaeontology, Vol.14, Part 1. Clarkson, E.N.K., N. Eldredge and J.-L. Henry (1977). Some Phacopina (Trilobita) from the Silurian of Scotland. Palaeontology, Vol.20, Part 1. Curtis, M.L.K. (1958). The Upper Llandovery Trilobites of the Tortworth Inlier, Glouchestershire. Palaeontology, Vol.1, Number 2. Hughes, H.E. (2010). Palaeobiology of Silurian Trilobites from North Greenland. Ph.D. Thesis - The University of Birmingham. (374 pages, 23.5MB download) Lane, P.D. (1972). New Trilobites from the Silurian of North-East Greenland, With a Note on Trilobite Faunas in Pure Limestones. Palaeontology, Vol.15, Part 2. Mikulic, D.G. and J. Kluessendorf (2007). Legacy of the Locust-Dudley and Its Famous Trilobite Calymene blumenbachii. In: Fabulous Fossils - 300 Years of Worldwide Research on Trilobites. Mikulic, D.G. and J. Kluessendorf (eds.), New York State Museum, Bulletin 507. Ramskold, L. (1986). Silurian Encrinurid Trilobites from Gotland and Dalarna, Sweden. Palaeontology, Vol.29, Part 3. Ramskold, L. (1983). Silurian Cheirurid Trilobites from Gotland. Palaeontology, Vol.26, Part 1. Siveter, D.J. (1989). Silurian Trilobites from the Annascaul Inlier, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. Palaeontology, Vol.32, Part 1. Siveter, D.J. (1985). The Type Species of Calymene (Trilobita) from the Silurian of Dudley, England. Palaeontology, Vol.28, Part 4. Siveter, D.J. (1980). Evolution of the Silurian Trilobite Tapinocalymene from the Wenlock of the Welsh Borderlands. Palaeontology, Vol.23, Part 4. Storey, A.J., A.T. Thomas and R.M. Owens (2016). The deep-water trilobite association of the Silurian Coldwell Siltstone Formation of northern England and its wider significance. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 61(1). Storey, A.J. (2012). Late Silurian Trilobite Palaeobiology and Biodiversity. Ph.D. Thesis - University of Birmingham. (481 pages) Temple, J.T. (1975). Early Llandovery Trilobites from Wales With Notes on British Llandovery Calymenids. Palaeontology, Vol.18, Part 1. Tomczykowa, E. (1975). The Trilobite Subfamily Homalonotinae from the Upper Silurian and Lower Devonian of Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Vol.XX, Number 1. Tomczykowa, E. (1970). Silurian Spathacalymene Tillman, 1960 (Trilobita) from Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Vol.XV, Number 1. Vaněk, J., V. Vokáč and F. Hӧrbinger (1992). New trilobites from the Silurian and Devonian in the Prague Basin (Central Bohemia). Věstník Českého geologického ústavu, 67, 2. Whittington, H.B. (1971). Silurian Calymenid Trilobites from United States, Norway and Sweden. Palaeontology, Vol.14, Part 3. North America Adrain, J.M. (2003). Validity and composition of the Silurian trilobite genera Borealarges and Dicranogmus, with new species from the Canadian Arctic. Can.J. Earth Sci., 40. Adrain, J.M. (1998). Systematics of the Acanthoparyphinae (Trilobita), With Species from the Silurian of Arctic Canada. J.Paleont., 72(4). Adrain, J.M. (1997). Proteid trilobites from the Silurian (Wenlock-Ludlow) of the Cape Phillips Formation, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Palaeontographia Italica, 84. Adrain, J.M. (1996). A New Otarionine Trilobite from the Henryhouse Formation (Silurian, Ludlow) of Oklahoma. J.Paleont., 70(4). Adrain, J.M. (1994). The Lichid Trilobite Borealarges N.Gen., With Species from the Silurian of Arctic Canada. J.Paleont., 68(5). Adrain, J.M. and B.D.E. Chatterton (1996). The Otarionine Trilobite Cyphaspis, With New Species from the Silurian of Northwestern Canada. J.Paleont., 70(1). Adrain, J.M. and B.D.E. Chatterton (1995). Aulacopleurine Trilobites from the Llandovery of Northwestern Canada. J.Paleont., 69(2). Adrain, J.M. and B.D.E. Chatterton (1994). The Aulacopleurid Trilobite Otarion, With New Species from the Silurian of Northwestern Canada. J.Paleont., 68(2). Adrain, J.M. and B.D.E. Chatterton (1993). A new rorringtoniid trilobite from the Ludlow of Arctic Canada. Can.J. Earth Sci., 30. Adrain, J.M. and G.D. Edgecombe (1997). Silurian (Wenlock) Calymenid Trilobites from the Cape Phillips Formation, Central Canadian Arctic. J.Paleont., 71(4). Adrain, J.M. and G.D. Edgecombe (1995). Balizoma and the New Genera Aegrotocatellus and Perirehaedulus: Encrinurid Trilobites from the Douro Formation (Silurian, Ludlow) of the Central Canadian Arctic. J.Paleont., 69(4). Adrain, J.M. and E.W. MacDonald (1996). Phacopid Trilobites from the Silurian of Arctic Canada. Journal of Paleontology, 70(6). Adrain, J.M. and D.K. Tetreault (2005). The brachymetopid trilobite Radnoria in the Silurian (Wenlock) of New York State and Arctic Canada. Bull.Can.J.Earth Sci.,42. Adrain, J.M. and S.R. Westrop (2002). Validity and composition of the Silurian trilobite genera Borealarges and Dicranogmus, With New Species from the Canadian Arctic. Can.J.Earth Sci., 40. Adrain, J.M., B.D.E. Chatterton, and R.B. Blodgett (1995). Silurian Trilobites from Southwestern Alaska. J.Paleont., 69(4). Campbell, K.S.W. (1967). Trilobites of the Henryhouse Formation (Silurian) in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin 115. Caron, J-B, D.M. Rudkin, and S. Milliken (2004). A New Late Silurian (Pridolian) Naraoiid (Euarthropoda: Nektaspida) from the Bertie Formation of Southern Ontario, Canada - Delayed Fallout from the Cambrian Explosion. J.Paleont., 78(6). Edgecombe, G.D. (1994). New Lower Silurian (Llandovery) Encrinurine Trilobites from the Mackenzie Mountains, Canada. Journal of Paleontology, Vol.68, Number 4. Edgecombe, G.D. (1993). Silurian Acastacean Trilobites of the Americas. J.Paleont., 67(4). Edgecombe, G.D. and L. Ramskold (1992). The Silurian Encrinurine Trilobite Pacificurus: New Species from North America. Journal of Paleontology, Vol.66, Number 2. Edgecombe, G.D. and B.D.E. Chatterton (1990). Mackenziurus, a New Genus of the Silurian "Encrinurus" variolaris Plexus (Trilobita).American Museum Novitates, Number 2968. Holloway, D.J. (1981). Silurian Dalmanitacean Trilobites from North America and the Origins of the Dalmanitinae and Synphoriinae. Palaeontology, Vol.24, Part 4. Mikulic, D.G. (1979). The Paleoecology of Silurian Trilobites With a Section on the Silurian Stratigraphy of Southeastern Wisconsin. Ph.D. Thesis - Oregon State University. (895 pages) Shergold, J.H. (1967). A Re-appraisal of the North American Species of the Siluro-Devonian Trilobite Genus Scotiella. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Postilla Number 112. Tomkins, S.L. (1993). Niagaran (Silurian) Trilobites from Ohio. B.S. Thesis - Ohio State University. Westrop, S.R. and D.M. Rudkin (1999). Trilobite Taphonomy of a Silurian Reef: Attawapiskat Formation, Northern Ontario. Palaios, Vol.14. Whittington, H.B. (1971). Silurian Calymenid Trilobites from United States, Norway and Sweden. Palaeontology, Vol.14, Part 3. South America/Central America/Caribbean Tortello, M.F., et al. (2012). Trilobites and graptolites from the Vargas Peña Formation (early Silurian), Paraná Basin, eastern Paraguay. Revue de Paléobiologie, Genève, Vol.spéc. 11. General Silurian Trilobites Order Odontopleurida Adrain, J.M. and B.D.E. Chatterton (1990). Odontopleura (Trilobita, Silurian), and a Method of Constrained Congruency Analysis. J.Paleont., 64(4). Adrain, J.M., B.D.E. Chatterton, and G.J. Kloc (2008). Systematics of the Koneprusiine Trilobites, with New Taxa from the Silurian and Devonian of Laurentia. Journal of Paleontology, 82(4). Order Phacopida Budil, P., A.T. Thomas and F. Horbinger (2008). Exoskeletal architecture, hypostomal morphology and mode of life of Silurian and Lower Devonian dalmanitid trilobites. Bulletin of Geosciences, 83(1). Clarkson, E.N.K. (1966). Schizochroal Eyes and Vision of Some Silurian Acastid Trilobites. Palaeontology, Vol.9, Part 1. Holloway, D.J. and K.S.W. Campbell (1974). The Silurian Trilobite Onycopyge Woodward. Palaeontology, Vol.17, Part 2. Richardson, E.S. (1949). A New Silurian Trilobite Dalmanites oklahomae. Fieldiana Geology, Vol.10, Number 7. Rickards, R.B. (1965). Two New Genera of Silurian Phacopid Trilobites. Palaeontology, Vol.7, Part 4. Shergold, J.H. (1967). A Revision of Acastella spinosa (Salter 1864) and Related Trilobites. Palaeontology, Vol.10, Part 2. Thomas, A.T. (1998). Variation in the Eyes of the Silurian Trilobites Eophacops and Acaste and Its Significance. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 5. Tripp, R.P. (1962). The Silurian Trilobite Encrinurus punctatus (Wahlenberg) and Allied Species. Palaeontology, Vol.5, Part 3. Tripp, R.P., J.T. Temple and K.C. Gass (1977). The Silurian Trilobite Encrinurus variolaris and Allied Species with Notes on Frammia. Palaeontology, Vol.20, Part 4. Order Proteida Fusco, G., P.S. Hong and N.C. Hughes (2016). Axial growth gradients across the postprotaspid ontogeny of the Silurian trilobite Aulacopleura koninckii. Paleobiology, FirstView Article. Kobayashi, T. (1985). On Two Silurian Trilobite Genera, Prantlia and Latiproetus. Proc. Japan Acad., Series B, Vol.61, Number 9. Owens, R.M. and A.T. Thomas (1975). Radnoria, A New Silurian Proetacean Trilobite, and the Origins of the Brachymetopidae. Palaeontology, Vol.18, Part 4. General Adrain, J.M., et al. (2000). Silurian trilobite alpha diversity and the end-Ordovician mass extinction. Paleobiology, 26(4).
  2. Hello all. The other day I was sitting in my car for a day trip out of town, and with me I brought one of the fossil books I love to read. I spent the whole hour or so drive looking through the pictures of the book that gave identifications for various species of fossils, however looking at the pictures I started to think to myself how none of the fossils I've ever found in the field really looked like the pristine specimens pictured in the book. That got me thinking into starting this little thing, a (not yet complete) photo list or guide of different brachiopod species as I've found them in nature, without any prep other than a light washing in some cases. I don't know of how much help this will be to people who've been in the hobby for several years, but it's my hope that this will help new comers identify their finds and learn that more often then not that beautiful shell you see in a book is not what you'll find. In this I've compiled a variety of brachiopod species that I've encountered over the span of nine years hunting in Maryland, however these brachiopod species can also be found in neighboring Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere. For the most part these all come from Maryland or Pennsylvania and were personally collected by me, however for some of the Ordovician specimens I've had to resort to photos of brachiopods I've found in the Maquoketa Group of southeast Wisconsin a few summers ago (I've only photographed species I've seen recorded from the Ordovician of the region). This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of every species, but rather an introduction to some of the more common ones that collectors are most likely to encounter.
  3. World War I trenches in the Austrian Alps reveal 450 million year old fossils that shed light on Earth's first animals. Mark Prigg, Daily Mail, UK, April 3, 2017 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4376700/World-War-trenches-Alps-reveal-450m-year-old-fossils.html The paper is: Ferretti, A., Ausich, W. I., Corradini, C., Corriga, M. G., & Schönlaub, H. P. (2016). Stars in the Silurian sky. A case study from the Carnic Alps, Austria. Geologica Acta, 14(4), 335-347. http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/viewFile/16710/19832 http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/view/GeologicaActa2016.14.4.1/19832 Yours, Paul H.
  4. I'm trying to determine if the coral fossil shown has an official species name. Most references that I have come across do not show a species name. However, I have seen one reference from the Balkins with the name Halysites senior; http://fossiilid.info/2267 Although, I'm not sure if the coral fossil image I am submitting for your identification is the same as shown on the Balkin site. Does anyone know if the coral fossil image I am submitting has an official ICZN name. The fossil pictured was found in Lake Michigan, USA. Thanks, Tromis Classification Kingdom: Animal Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Silurian Order: Tabulata Family: Halisitidae Genus: Halysite Species: ?
  5. My son and I found this while looking for fossils on our stone fence. We are located in Baileys Harbor Wisconsin. Can anyone tell us what we've found? Thank you.
  6. I’ve been looking through last summer’s Silurian finds and noticed this Trilobite impression on this as yet unidentified coral. Would anyone know if this particular Stromatoporoid could have been soft bodied when alive due to the impression made from the Trilobite? Also any help as to what species of trilobite it could be or any suggestions as to the name of the Stromatoporoid. The Stromatoporoid is from the Wenlock series in Shropshire, UK.
  7. Hi everyone, I've collected all sorts of fossils from the Silurian Wenlock Series limestone's of Much Wenlock. And searched for graptolites with no success until now, my son was counting pygidium imprints on this silurian limestone piece and spotted something unusual. Well lo and behold we have what appears to be our first graptolite. I've so far pinned it down to be Monograptus priodon or Cyrtograptus murchisoni. Anyone else have a similar success story.
  8. Ancient southern China fish may have evolved prior to the 'Age of Fish.' 'Shield scale' fish may provide insight into the early evolution of jawed vertebrates PLOS, March 8, 2017 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308145343.htm Choo, B., M. Zhu, Q. Qu, X. Yu, L. Jia, and W. Zhao, 2017, A new osteichthyan from the late Silurian of Yunnan, China. PLOS ONE, 12 (3): e0170929 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170929 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0170929 Yours, Paul H.
  9. I've noticed that a huge majority of the North American Silurian system is composed of dolomite. During the Ordovician, it seems to me that dolomite formation was sparse, but during the Silurian there is a massive surge of it, and in the succeeding Devonian it seems to have returned to pre-Silurian levels again. What was the reason for this? Is this just a North American phenomenon, or was it worldwide?
  10. Wife found this coral at a roadcut NE of Cincinnati in a Silurian outcropping. Any Ideas?
  11. From the album Vertebrates

    Tremataspis mammillata PATTEN, 1931 Silurian Wenlock - Ludlow Saaremaa Estonia Length 3cm
  12. Life reconstruction of Lasanius problematicus, from Wikipedia Commons, own work of Nobu Tamura. Lit.: Brugghen, van der G. 2010. — New observations on the Silurian anaspid Lasanius problematicus Traquair. FossilQuarry Articles No.1. www.fossilquarry.org, May 2010. Lasanius problematicus.pdf Volume 16: Fossil Fishes of Great Britain Chapter 2: Silurian fossil fishes sites of Scotland Site: BIRKENHEAD BURN (GCR ID: 394) Fossils from Lesmahagow
  13. From the album Vertebrates

    Lasanius problematicus TRAQUAIR, 1898 Middle Silurian Birkenhead Burn Lesmahogow inlier Lanarkshire Scotland UK New observations on the Silurian anaspid Lasanius problematicus Traquair.pdf BIRKENHEAD BURN GCRsiteaccount394.pdf Fossils from Lesmahagow
  14. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since January 25, 2017. General Papers in Paleontology Archaean Eon Allwood, A.C., et al. (2009). Controls on development and diversity of Early Archaean stromatolites. PNAS, Vol.106, Number 24. Altermann, W. and J. Kazmierczak (2003). Archaean microfossils: a reappraisal of early life on Earth. Research in Microbiology, 154. Awramik, S.M. (1992). The oldest records of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis Research, 33. Brasier, M., et al. (2006). A fresh look at the fossil evidence for early Archaean cellular life. Phil.Trans.R.Soc.Lond. B, 361. Brasier, M., et al. (2004). Earth's Oldest (~3.5 Ga) Fossils and the 'Early Eden Hypothesis': Questioning the Evidence. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, 34. Brocks, J.J., et al. (1999). Archaean Molecular Fossils and the Early Rise of Eukaryotes. Science, Vol.285. Knauth, L.P. (2005). Temperature and salinity history of the Precambrian ocean: implications for the course of microbial evolution. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 219. Moorbath, S. (2005). Oldest rocks, earliest life, heaviest impacts, and the Hadean-Archaean transition. Applied Geochemistry, 30. Sankaran, A.V. (2002). The controversy over early-Archaean microfossils. Current Science, Vol.83, Number 1. Schopf, J.W. (2006). Fossil evidence of Archaean life. Phil.Trans.R.Soc. B, 361. Schopf, J.W. (1993). Microfossils of the Early Archaean Apex Chert: New Evidence of the Antiquity of Life. Science, Vol.260. Schopf, J.W., et al. (2007). Evidence of Archaean life: Stromatolites and microfossils. Precambrian Research, 158. Sharma, M. and Y. Shukla (2009). The evolution and distribution of life in the Precambrian eon - Global perspective and the Indian record. J.Biosci., 34. Stueken, E.E., D.C. Catling and R. Buick (2012). Contributions to late Archaean sulphur cycling by life on land. Nature Geoscience, published on-line. Waldbauer, J.R., D.K. Newman and R.E. Summons (2011). Microaerobic steroid biosynthesis and the molecular record of Archaean life. PNAS, Vol.108, Number 33. Proterozoic Eon Ediacaran Period Barroso, F.R.G., et al. (2014). First Ediacaran Fauna Occurrence in Northeastern Brazil (Jairabas Basin, ?Ediacaran-Cambrian): Preliminary Results and Regional Correlation. Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 86(3). Bottjer, D.J. (2002). 2. Enigmatic Ediacara Fossils: Ancestors or Aliens? In: Exceptional Fossil Preservation. Bottjer, D.J., et al. (eds.), Columbia University Press, New York. Clapham, M.E., G.M. Narbonne and J.G. Gehling (2003). Paleoecology of the oldest known animal communities: Ediacaran assemblages at Mistaken Point, Newfoundland. Paleobiology, 29(4). Droser, M.L. and J.G. Gehling (2015). The advent of animals: The view from the Ediacaran. PNAS, Vol.112, Number 16. Droser, M.L., J.G. Gehling, and S.R. Jensen (2006). Assemblage palaeoecology of the Ediacara biota: The unabridged edition?. Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 232. Dzik, J. The Verdun Syndrome: Simultaneous Origin of Protective Armor and Infaunal Shelters at the Precambrian-Cambrian Transition. Dzik, J. (2003). Anatomical Information Content in the Ediacaran Fossils and Their Possible Zoological Affinities. Integr.Comp.Biol., 43. Gehling, J. (2015). First Fossil Animals - Ediacara Fauna of South Australia. Flinders Ranges Treasures. Glaessner, M.F. and M. Wade (1966). The Late Precambrian Fossils from Ediacara, South Australia. Palaeontology, Vol.9, Part 4. Grazhdankin, D. (2004). Patterns of distribution in the Ediacaran biotas: facies versus biogeography and evolution. Paleobiology, 30(2). Jensen, S. and T. Palacios (2016). The Ediacaran-Cambrian trace fossil record in the Central Iberian Zone, Iberian Peninsula. Comunicacoes Geologicas, 103, Especial 1. Knoll, A.H., et al. (2006). The Ediacaran Period: a new addition to the geologic time scale. Lethaia, Vol.39. Knoll, A.H., et al. (2004). A New Period for the Geologic Time Scale. Science, Vol.305. Liu, A.G. (2011). Reviewing the Ediacaran fossils of the Long Mynd, Shropshire. Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society, 16. Meert, J.G., et al. (2010). Glaciation and ~770 Ma Ediacara (?) Fossils from the Lesser Karatau Microcontinent, Kazakhstan. Gondwana Research, xx-xxxx. Narbonne, G.M. (2005). The Ediacara Biota: Neoproterozoic Orgin of Animals and Their Ecosystems. Annu.Rev. Earth Planet.Sci., 33. Narbonne, G.M. (2004). Modular Construction of Early Ediacaran Complex Life Forms. Science, Vol.305. Narbonne, G.M. and J.G. Gehling (2003). Life after snowball: The oldest fossil Ediacaran fossils. Geology, Vol.31, Number 1. O'Brien, S.J. and A.F. King (2004). Ediacaran Fossils from the Bonavista Peninsula (Avalon Zone), Newfoundland: Preliminary Descriptions and Implications for Regional Correlation. Current Research (2004) Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey Report 04-1. Peterson, K.J., B. Waggoner and J.W. Hagadorn (2003). A Fungal Analog for Newfoundland Ediacaran Fossils. Integr.Comp.Biol., 43. Peterson, K.J., et al. (2008). The Ediacaran emergence of bilaterians: congruence between the genetic and the geological fossil records. Phil.Trans.R.Soc. B, 363. Retallack, G.J. (2013). Ediacaran life on land. Nature, Vol.493. Retallack, G.J. (1994). Were the Ediacaran fossils lichens? Paleobiology, 20(4). Schiffbauer, J.D., J.W. Huntley and G.R. O'Neil (2016). The Latest Ediacaran Wormworld Fauna: Setting the Ecological Stage for the Cambrian Explosion. GSA Today, Vol.26, Number 11. Seilacher, A., D. Grazhdankin and A. Legouta (2003). Ediacaran biota: The dawn of animal life in the shadow of giant protists. Palaeontological Research, Vol.7, Number 1. Wood, R. and A. Curtis (2015). Extensive metazoan reefs from the Ediacaran Nama Group, Namibia: the rise of benthic suspension feeding. Geobiology, 13. Phanerozoic Eon Paleozoic Era General Paleozoic Brett, C.E. and S.E. Walker (2002). Predators and Predation in Paleozoic Marine Environments. Paleontological Society Papers, Vol.8. Eldredge, N. (1971). The Allopatric Model and Phylogeny in Paleozoic Invertebrates. Evolution, Vol.25, Number 1. Schonlaub, H.-P. and H. Heinisch (1994). The Classic Fossiliferous Palaeozoic Units of the Eastern and Southern Alps. IUGS Subcomm. Silurian Stratigraphy, Field Meeting 1994, Bibl.Geol. B.-A., 30. Smith, M.P., P.C.J. Donoghue and I.J. Sansom (2002). The spatial and temporal diversification of Early Palaeozoic vertebrates. In: Palaeobiogeography and Biodiversity Change: the Ordovician and Mesozoic-Cenozoic Radiations. Crame, J.A. and A.W. Owen (eds.), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 194. Ye, H., et al. (1996). Late Paleozoic Deformation of Interior North America: The Greater Ancestral Rocky Mountains. AAPG Bulletin, Vol.80, Number 9. Cambrian Period Blair, J.E. and S.B. Hedges (2004). Molecular Clocks Do Not Support the Cambrian Explosion. Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vol.22, Number 3. Davidek, K., et al. (1998). New uppermost Cambrian U-Pb date from Avalonian Wales and age of the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary. Geol.Mag., 135(3). Dzik, J. (2005). Behavioral and anatomical unity of the earliest burrowing animals and the cause of the "Cambrian Explosion". Paleobiology, 31(3). Hagadorn, J.W. Chengjiang: Early Record of the Cambrian Explosion. Hagadorn, J.W. (2002). 4. Burgess Shale: Cambrian Explosion in Full Bloom. Jacobs, D.K., et al. (2005). Terminal addition, the Cambrian radiation and the Phanerozoic evolution of bilaterian form. Evolution & Development, 7:6. Kirschvink, J.L. and T.D. Raub (2003). A methane fuse for the Cambrian explosion: carbon cycles and true polar wander. C.R. Geoscience, 335. Landing, E., et al. (2000). Cambrian-Ordovician boundary age and duration of the lowest Ordovician Tremadoc Series based on U-Pb zircon dates from Avalonian Wales. Geol.Mag., 137(5). Lieberman, B.S. (2008). The Cambrian radiation of bilaterians: Evolutionary origins and palaeontological emergence; earth history change and biotic factors. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 258. Marshall, C.R. (2006). Explaining the Cambrian "Explosion" of Animals. Annu.Rev. Earth Planet.Sci., 34. Mitchell, R.N., et al. (2015). Was the Cambrian Explosion Both an Effect and an Artifact of True Polar Wander? American Journal of Science, Vol.315. Morris, S.C. (2006). Darwin's dilemma: the realities of the Cambrian 'explosion'. Phil.Trans.R.Soc. B, 361. Morris, S.C. (2000). The Cambrian "explosion": Slow-fuse or megatonnage? PNAS, Vol.97, Number 9. Morris, S.C. (1993). Ediacaran-Like Fossils in Cambrian Burgess Shale-Type Faunas of North America. Palaeontology, Vol.36, Part 3. Peng, S., L.E. Babcock and R.A. Cooper (2012). Chapter 19. The Cambrian Period. In: The Geologic Time Scale 2012. F.M. Gradstein, et al. (eds.), Elsevier B.V. Phoenix, C. (2009). Cellular differentiation as a candidate "new technology" for the Cambrian Explosion. Journal of Evolution and Technology, 20(2). Plotnick, R.E., S.Q. Dornbos and J. Chen (2010). Information landscapes and sensory ecology of the Cambrian Radiation. Paleobiology, 36(2). Shu, D.-G. (2008). Cambrian explosion: Birth of tree of animals. Gondwana Research, 14. Shu, D.-G., et al. (2009). The earliest history of the deuterostomes: the importance of the Chengjiang Fossil-Lagerstatte. 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Late Ordovician-Early Silurian Selective Extinction Patterns in Laurentia and Their Relationship to Climate Change. In: Ordovician of the World. Gutierrez-Marco, J.C., I. Rabano and D. Garcia-Bellido (eds.), Cuadernos del Museo Geominero, 14. Fortey, R.A. and L.R.M. cocks (2003). Palaeontological evidence bearing on global Ordovician-Silurian continental reconstructions. Earth-Science Reviews, 61. Havlicek, V. (1989). Climatic changes and development of benthic communities through the Mediterranean Ordovician. Sbor.geol. ved, Geologie 44. Melott, A.L., et al. (2004). Did a gamma-ray burst initiate the late Ordovician mass extinction? International Journal of Astrobiology, 3(1). Miller, A.I. and S.R. Connolly (2001). Substrate affinities of higher taxa and the Ordovician Radiation. Paleobiology, 27(4). Miller, A.I. and S. Mao (1995). Association of orogenic activity with the Ordovician radiation of marine life. Geology, Vol.23, Number 4. Niocaill, C.M., B.A. van der Pluijm and R. 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Middle Famennian (Late Devonian) interval with pyritized fauna from the Holy Cross Mountains (Poland): Organic geochemistry and pyrite framboid diameter study. Geochemical Journal, Vol.41. Sandberg, C.A., J.R. Morrow and W. Ziegler (2002). Late Devonian sea-level changes, catastrophic events and mass extinctions. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 356. Stigall, A.L. (2010). Invasive Species and Biodiversity Crises: Testing the Link in the Late Devonian. PLoS ONE, 5(12). (Read on-line or download a copy.) Ziegler, W. and G. Klapper (1985). Stages of the Devonian System. Episodes, Vol., Number 2. Carboniferous Period Heckel, P.H. and G. Clayton (2006). The Carboniferous System. Use of the New Official Names for the Subsystems, Series and Stages. Geologica acta, Vol.4, Number 003. Permian Period Basu, A.R., et al. (2003). Chondritic Meteorite Fragments Associated with the Permian-Triassic Boundary in Antarctica. Science, Vol.302. Benton, M.J. and R.J. Twitchett (2003). How to kill (almost) all life: the end-Permian extinction event. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol.18, Number 7. Bottjer, D.J., et al. (2008). Understanding mechanisms for the end-Permian mass extinction and the protracted Early Triassic aftermath and recovery. GSA Today, Vol.18, Number 9. Gastaldo, R.A., et al. (2009). The terrestrial Permian-Triassic boundary event bed is a nonevent. Geology, Vol.37, Number 3. Kiehl, J.T. and C.A. Shields (2005). Climate simulation of the latest Permian: Implications for mass extinction. Geology, Vol.33, Number 9. Knoll, A.H., et al. (2007). Paleophysiology and end-Permian mass extinction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 256. Lucas, S.G. (2004). A global hiatus in the Middle Permian tetrapod fossil record. Stratigraphy, Vol.1, Number 1. Marusek, J.A. (2004). The Great Permian Extinction Debate. Lunar and Planetary Science, XXXV. Retallack, G.J., et al. (2006). Middle-Late Permian mass extinctions on land. 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Spielmann (eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 41. Michalik, J., et al. (2010). Climate change at the Triassic/Jurassic boundary in the northwestern Tethyan realm, inferred from sections in the Tatra Mountains (Slovakia). Acta Geologica Polonica, Vol.60, Number 4. Ochev, V.G. and M.A. Shishkin (1989). On the Principles of Global Correlation of the Continental Triassic on the Tetrapods. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Vol.34, Number 2. Olsen, P.E., et al. (2002). Ascent of Dinosaurs Linked to an Iridium Anomaly at the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary. Science, Vol.296. Olsen, P.E., et al. (2002). Continental Triassic-Jurassic boundary in central Pangaea: Recent progress and discussion of an Ir anomaly. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 356. Spray, J.G., S.P. Kelley and D.B. Rowley (1998). Evidence for a late Triassic multiple impact event on Earth. Nature, Vol.392. Tanner, L.H., S.G. Lucas and M.G. Chapman (2004). 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  15. Life reconstruction own work by Nobu Tamura Lit.: Robert H. Denison (1947): The exoskeleton of Tremataspis. Am. J. Sci. June 1, 1947 245:337-365; William Patten (1902): On the Structure and Classification of the Tremataspidæ. The American Naturalist Vol. 36, No. 425 (May, 1902), pp. 379-393
  16. Pictures: Loganellia, swimming in a shallow sea 400 million years ago. From Wikipedia, own work of Darouet. Traquair's original reconstruction in dorsal view Lit.: Volume 16: Fossil Fishes of Great Britain. Chapter 2: Silurian fossil fishes sites of Scotland. Site: BIRK KNOWES (GCR ID: 359) Žigaite· Ž. & Goujet D. 2012. — New observations on the squamation patterns of articulated specimens of Loganellia scotica (Traquair, 1898) (Vertebrata: Thelodonti) from the Lower Silurian of Scotland. Geodiversitas 34 (2): 253-270.
  17. Last week, after checking the weather wunderground numerous times, I decided to drive 3.5 hours from Chicago to St. Paul Stone Quarry. It was the last "open house" day according to the ESCONI website. I arrived at 7:45, the first and only person there. Shortly thereafter, after a brief safety instruction, I followed the manager to the collecting site, heaps and heaps of Waldron shale. Even though I dressed in layers, I still had to take breaks and warm up in the car for a few minutes, but I much rather prefer collecting in cold weather as opposed to hot summer sun with mosquitoes, any day. It didn't take too long to start finding fossils. Here are just a few of my finds: Eospirifer Platystrophia brachiopods with pyrite Platyceras niagarense encrusted with strophomenid, bryozoa and pyrite. front: back: Partial Dalmanitid Trilobite in matrix When prepping, it's really wonderful how the waldron "butter" shale just crumbles apart around the predictable morphology of an enrolled trilobite. The trip just wouldn't seem complete without a short drive east to the Cincinnati Arch roadcuts. I first went to South Gate and found a flexicalymene eroding right out of the cut. It is interesting to see the comparisons here. The trilobite on the left is from St Paul (Silurian) and has beautiful pyritized eyes. The one on the right is from South Gate (Ordovician). Both trilobites have 21 articulated segments; does this make them both the same age as "adults"? Interesting to note the difference in size, being 40 million years apart, same species.. Thanks for looking!
  18. The Anaspida are classically regarded as the ancestors of lampreys. They were small marine agnathans (Greek, "no jaws") that lacked paired fins and often scales. They first appeared in the early Silurian and flourished until the late Devonian. Birkenia was a derived form of anapsid that grew to a maximum length of about 10cm. The Anaspids were simple dorso-laterally compressed fish that probably led a bottom-dwelling existence. It was adapted for active swimming and had a sucking mouth that was terminal rather than ventral. Birkenia has a characteristic row of anterior and posterior pointing dorsal scales. The gills opened as a row of holes along the side of the animal, typically numbering from 6-15. The tail is hypocercal which means that the lower lob is the longest. Traquair reconstructed Birkenia upside down because he never met this condition in a fish before. Many important collections of Silurian arthropods and vertebrates have been made near Lesmahagow since the mid to late 1800's. The Lesmahagow Inlier is a block of Silurian sediments surrounded by sediments of Carboniferous age. The inlier consists of shales and sandstones with occasional pebble conglomerates of a lagoon or lake. The sediments are thought to be of Llandovery (Silurian) age. This fish is from Slot Burn SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), now off-limits to all collecting due to overzealous collecting. Lit.: D.L. Dineley: British fossil fish and amphibian sites, Chapter 1 GRC site account Slot Burn GRC site account Birk Knowes GRC site account Birkenhead Burn Henry C. Stetson, A Restoration of the Anaspid Birkenia elegans Traquair. The Journal of Geology, Vol. 36, No. 5 (Jul. - Aug., 1928), pp. 458-470
  19. Hi everyone, The only information I have for these dainty little fossils is : Silurian-Hughley Shale’s, Hughley, Salop, UK Any further help would be very much appreciated.
  20. From the album Fossil in Matchboxes

    Brachiopod A complete fossil Howellella elegans brachiopod which is approximately 425 million years old. Field Collection Place: Wenlock Limestone, Much Wenlock, UK Geological Complex: Howellella elegans Associated Period: Silurian - Wenlock

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  21. From the album Fossil in Matchboxes

    Brachiopod A complete fossil Howellella elegans brachiopod which is approximately 425 million years old. Field Collection Place: Wenlock Limestone, Much Wenlock, UK Geological Complex: Howellella elegans Associated Period: Silurian - Wenlock

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  22. From the album Fossil in Matchboxes

    Brachiopod A complete fossil Howellella elegans brachiopod which is approximately 425 million years old. Field Collection Place: Wenlock Limestone, Much Wenlock, UK Geological Complex: Howellella elegans Associated Period: Silurian - Wenlock

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  23. From the album Fossil in Matchboxes

    Brachiopod A complete fossil Howellella elegans brachiopod which is approximately 425 million years old. Field Collection Place: Wenlock Limestone, Much Wenlock, UK Geological Complex: Howellella elegans Associated Period: Silurian - Wenlock

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    Gastropod Bembexia lloydi (Animalia, Invertebrata, Mollusca, Gastropoda) Description: Specimen of a fossil gastropod, Bembexia lloydi, collected from the Much Wenlock Limestone of Silurian, Wenlock, Homerian age from Shadwell Quarry, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire –a county located between West Midlands in England and Wales, UK. It is from the Silurian period (443 - 418 million years ago) Period: Silurian, Wenlock, Homerian, Much Wenlock Limestone Rock: Much Wenlock Limestone

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    Gastropod Bembexia lloydi (Animalia, Invertebrata, Mollusca, Gastropoda) Description: Specimen of a fossil gastropod, Bembexia lloydi, collected from the Much Wenlock Limestone of Silurian, Wenlock, Homerian age from Shadwell Quarry, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire –a county located between West Midlands in England and Wales, UK. It is from the Silurian period (443 - 418 million years ago) Period: Silurian, Wenlock, Homerian, Much Wenlock Limestone Rock: Much Wenlock Limestone

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