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An armoured jawless fish (a Cephalaspis, which is a kind of osteostracan). This creature evolved as it adapted to the transition from open sea to freshwater conditions in the Ludlow area towards the end of the Silurian. It had not evolved at the time the rocks beneath Whitcliffe were laid down, but fossils of the animal have been found in the younger rocks just to the east, downstream of Ludford Bridge.

The Fossil Casts along the Breadwalk

Amazing fossil of a delicate flowering plant related to modern maple trees found in China. This is bout 125 million years old.

A Flowering Plant, Set in Stone

Amber, these tiny tinted windows to an ancient past have shown us some surprising things, including finely detailed prehistoric animals

Windows On The Past: 7 Amazing Creatures Preserved In Amber - WebEcoist

Amber, or fossil tree sap, can contain perfectly preserved prehistoric plants, insects and animals many millions of years old. These tiny tinted windows to an ancient past have shown us some surprising things, including finely detailed animals as large and complex as crustaceans, frogs and lizards.

Omeisaurus, Gasosaurus by PaleoGuy on DeviantArt

Omeisaurus, Gasosaurus by PaleoGuy on DeviantArt

PoserPro, ZBrush, VueInfinite, PhotoshopCC + Topaz Adjust +Topaz Impression Omeisaurus, Gasosaurus

Whorl Shark (Helicoprion) lived 280-225 million years ago. Modern sharks continue to grow teeth throughout their lives and shed old teeth. Ancient sharks grew new teeth, but kept the old teeth as well. In some species, old teeth migrated to the face to make room for teeth in the jaw. In the whorl shark, old teeth were just rotated around. Is this true???

The Ten Weirdest Sharks Ever

We are in the midst of the Discovery Channel's annual celebration known as Shark Week. In honor of the occasion, here's a look at the strangest species of sharks, both living and extinct. 1. Sawshark (Image credit: Flickr user Gore Fiendus/Jerry Frausto) There are seven known species of sawsharks (Pristiophoriformes) that have long snouts with teeth, but they are not related to sawfish (although sawsharks are fish). They swim along the floor of the ocean and use their snouts exactly as you…

Ingridia navigans by atrox1 on DeviantArt

Фотошоп+Интоус Ingridia navigans

NYCTOSAURUS | Nyctosaurus.

Nyctosaurids :: Dragons of Genesis

LIOPLEURODON was the biggest plesiosaur. Liopleurodon was not a dinosaur, but a short-necked plesiosaur (a pliosaur), an extinct, swimming reptile. It lived during the late Jurassic period in Europe and Eastern Europe. It was a carnivore which ate fish,ichthyosaurs, and other plesiosaurs. 39 to 49 feet (12-15 m) long. It had a long body with a large head, a short neck, powerful jaws and teeth, and four long, wide, paddle-like flippers. The skull was 10 feet (3 m) long.

LIOPLEURODON was the biggest plesiosaur. Liopleurodon was not a dinosaur, but a short-necked plesiosaur (a pliosaur), an extinct, swimming reptile. It lived during the late Jurassic period in Europe and Eastern Europe. It was a carnivore which ate fish,ichthyosaurs, and other plesiosaurs. 39 to 49 feet (12-15 m) long. It had a long body with a large head, a short neck, powerful jaws and teeth, and four long, wide, paddle-like flippers. The skull was 10 feet (3 m) long.

As a semi-precious stone that first begins to form as sap oozing from a tree, amber has the unique ability to trap very small animals or other materials and - as a natural embalming agent - display them in nearly perfect, three-dimensional form millions of years later

Amber Research Brings Ancient Forest to Life in PBS Special

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Scientists at Oregon State University have produced one of the most detailed and accurate ecological descriptions ever made of a prehistoric rain forest, based on the study of insects, plants, seeds and other material - almost all of which is now extinct - found trapped in amber about 20 million years ago. This and other work relating to one of nature's most fascinating rocks will be explored on Tuesday, Feb.

✯ Lucjan Myrta owns a staggering number of 20,400 polished amber nuggets of various sizes, each of which contains at least one explicit inclusion of plant or animal. Therefore, the recognizable plant fragments (fitoinkluzje) are rare, can be safely concluded that in this set are the dominant part of animal inclusions. There are usually one more than one lump and formed the so-called. syninkluzje.✯

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Therizinosaurus (Luis Rey)

10 Dinosaurs Considered Most Important to Paleontologists

Here's a list of 10 dinosaurs that, in their own way, are every bit as important as the attention-grabbing T. Rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus.

Anomalocaridids (model pictured) grew a third longer and survived 30 million years longer than thought. Christine Dell'Amore National Geographic News Published May 27, 2011 Fossils of a meter-long (3.3-foot) prehistoric ocean predator have been found in southeastern Morocco. The specimens include the largest yet of its kind and suggests the spiny, somewhat shrimplike beasts dominated pre-dinosaur seas for millions of years longer than thought.

3-Foot "Shrimp" Discovered—Dominated Prehistoric Seas

By far the largest ever found of its kind, the spiny fossil predator "would have made enough scampi to feed an army," one expert quipped.

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Yutyrannus_huali by cheungchungtat on DeviantArt

Yutyrannus (meaning "feathered tyrant") is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaurs. It contains a single species, Yutyrannus huali, known from three nearly ... Yutyrannus_huali

Meet Troodon, the World's Smartest Dinosaur: Troodon Had a Bigger Brain than Most Dinosaurs

Meet Troodon, The World's Smartest Dinosaur

Often touted as the smartest dinosaur that ever lived, Troodon is one of the more interesting meat-eaters in the dinosaur bestiary.

Carboniferous by Yuriy Priymak, a wonderful landscape drawing showing prehistoric plants and trees.

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