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Mammoth Fossils

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(Credit: Paul Carrara, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.) Location Taken: Snomass Village, CO, US Credits: Source: Photographer

Middle Cambrian fossils from the Doonerak anticlinorium, central Brooks Range, Alaska.

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70014088 (HTML Document 17.31 KB)

Middle Cambrian fossils from the Doonerak anticlinorium, central Brooks Range, Alaska. Journal of Paleontology J.T. Dutro Jr., A.R. Palmer, J.E ... Download citation as: RIS Abstract Middle Cambrian fossils collected near Wolf Creek in the Wiseman quadrangle, northern Alaska, include trilobites and ... sample as the megafossils, record the earliest known occurrence of this taxon. These fossils, the first to establish an age for part of the sedimentary ... sequence in the Doonerak Anticlinorium, are the oldest fossils yet taken from the central and western Brooks Range.-Authors Additional publication ...

Objective synoymy catalog of the Cambrian fossils of the world (as recorded through 1954)

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr55129 (HTML Document 14.13 KB)

Objective synoymy catalog of the Cambrian fossils of the world (as recorded through 1954) Open-File Report 55-129 The Publications Warehouse does not ... have links to digital versions of this publication at this time Download citation as: RIS Title: Objective synoymy catalog of the Cambrian fossils of ...

Earliest Phanerozoic or latest Proterozoic fossils from the Arabian Shield, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr791186 (HTML Document 14.94 KB)

Earliest Phanerozoic or latest Proterozoic fossils from the Arabian Shield, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Open-File Report 79-1186 The Publications ... fossils from the Arabian Shield, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Series title: Open-File Report Series number: ...

Some Cretaceous invertebrate fossils from the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Range, Montana

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr76722 (HTML Document 14.30 KB)

Some Cretaceous invertebrate fossils from the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Range, Montana Open-File Report 76-722 The Publications Warehouse does not ... have links to digital versions of this publication at this time Download citation as: RIS Title: Some Cretaceous invertebrate fossils from the Charles ...

Make your own paper fossils; a computer animation and paper models

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr94667B (HTML Document 14.73 KB)

Make your own paper fossils; a computer animation and paper models Open-File Report 94-667-B By: Tau Rho Alpha, Scott W. Starratt ... as: RIS Title: Make your own paper fossils; a computer animation and paper models Series title: Open-File Report Series number: ...

A malformed and normal chitinozoan specimen

https://www.usgs.gov/atom/10998 (HTML Document 43.00 KB)

A malformed and normal chitinozoan specimen () Credits: Source: Photographer Topics fossils ...

Mammoth Fossils

https://www.usgs.gov/atom/4684 (HTML Document 43.35 KB)

(Credit: Paul Carrara, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.) Location Taken: Snomass Village, CO, US Credits: Source: Photographer

Enigmatic eight-meter trace fossils in the Lower Pennsylvanian Lee sandstone, central Appalachian basin, Tennessee

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70016524 (HTML Document 17.84 KB)

Enigmatic eight-meter trace fossils in the Lower Pennsylvanian Lee sandstone, central Appalachian basin, Tennessee Journal of Paleontology The ... fossils up to eight meters long occur in the Lower Pennsylvanian Middlesboro Member of the Lee Formation. Two morphotypes occur: type 1 trace fossils ... are plain, smooth, vertical, nonbranching, parallel-walled, tubular structures, type 2 trace fossils branch, have walls with faint vertical striations ... pyrite, amorphous carbon, quartz sand, and poorly preserved fecal material. The trace fossils occur in a massive, structureless, channel-form ...

New Upper Cretaceous fossils from Mississippi and Texas; Part 1, Fossils from two deep wells in Mississippi; Part 2, A new Venericardia from Uvalde County, Texas

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp210E (HTML Document 16.09 KB)

New Upper Cretaceous fossils from Mississippi and Texas; Part 1, Fossils from two deep wells in Mississippi; Part 2, A new Venericardia from Uvalde ... County, Texas Professional Paper 210-E Title: New Upper Cretaceous fossils from Mississippi and Texas; Part 1, Fossils from two deep wells in ...

Fossils from the Middle Jurassic Wanakah formation near Delta in western Colorado

Modified 2012-02-10
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20065105 (HTML Document 19.36 KB)

Fossils from the Middle Jurassic Wanakah formation near Delta in western Colorado Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5105 Abstract The Middle ... Jurassic Wanakah Formation averages about 30 m in thickness in Colorado. Fossils are sparse and include fish, ostracodes, and trace fossils. A thin (0.03 ... terrestrial origin, but the fossil bed represents a shallow-marine incursion. Study Area Title: Fossils from the Middle Jurassic Wanakah formation near Delta in western Colorado Series title: ...

Arthrophycus in the Silurian of Alabama (USA) and the problem of compound trace fossils

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70025956 (HTML Document 19.61 KB)

Arthrophycus in the Silurian of Alabama (USA) and the problem of compound trace fossils Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Abstract ... Red Mountain trace fossils were made by the same species of arthropod. Possible relationships with Arthrophycus alleghaniensis (Harlan, 1831) in the ... chiefly the work of arthropods. Arthrophycus and other trace fossils from the Silurian of Alabama constitute a test case to build criteria for recognizing ... the members of complexes of trace fossils. In general, criteria such as interconnection of different forms, intergradation among unconnected forms ...

Modes of fossil preservation

Modified 2013-03-20
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70010183 (HTML Document 19.30 KB)

By: Abstract The processes of geologic preservation are important for understanding the organisms represented by fossils. Some fossil differences are ... due to basic differences in organization of animals and plants, but the interpretation of fossils has also tended to be influenced by modes of ... , occasionally, even cytologic structures. (2) Coalified compression, best illustrated by structures from coal but characteristic of many plant fossils ... fossils that have been subject to compression. (4) Duripartic (hard part) preservation is characteristic of fossil skeletal remains, predominantly ...

Owl Creek (Upper Cretaceous) fossils from Crowleys Ridge, southeastern Missouri

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp274E (HTML Document 15.22 KB)

Owl Creek (Upper Cretaceous) fossils from Crowleys Ridge, southeastern Missouri Professional Paper 274-E Owl Creek (Upper Cretaceous) fossils from ...

Eocene rocks, fossils, and geologic history, Teton Range, northwestern Wyoming

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp932B (HTML Document 16.10 KB)

Eocene rocks, fossils, and geologic history, Teton Range, northwestern Wyoming Professional Paper 932-B Eocene rocks, fossils, and geologic history ...

Characteristic marine Jurassic fossils from the western interior of the United States

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp214B (HTML Document 15.70 KB)

Characteristic marine Jurassic fossils from the western interior of the United States Professional Paper 214-B Title: Characteristic marine Jurassic ... fossils from the western interior of the United States Series title: Professional Paper Series number: Shorter contributions to general geology, 1947 ...

Pre-Selma larger invertebrate fossils from well core samples in western Alabama

Modified 2016-03-07
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1160C (HTML Document 16.12 KB)

Pre-Selma larger invertebrate fossils from well core samples in western Alabama Bulletin 1160-C Title: Pre-Selma larger invertebrate fossils from ...

Measured sections of the Mesaverde Group and list of fossils collected from the Mancos Shale and Mesaverde Group, Thornburg area, Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties, Colorado

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr6638 (HTML Document 14.63 KB)

Measured sections of the Mesaverde Group and list of fossils collected from the Mancos Shale and Mesaverde Group, Thornburg area, Moffat and Rio ... Download citation as: RIS Title: Measured sections of the Mesaverde Group and list of fossils collected from the Mancos Shale and Mesaverde Group ...

Fossils of the Littleton formation (Lower Devonian) of New Hampshire

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp334B (HTML Document 15.80 KB)

Fossils of the Littleton formation (Lower Devonian) of New Hampshire Professional Paper 334-B Fossils of the Littleton formation (Lower Devonian) of ...

Preliminary report upon invertebrate fossils collected by the expeditions of 1871, 1872, and 1873, with descriptions of new species

Modified 2013-01-28
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70042884 (HTML Document 17.84 KB)

Preliminary report upon invertebrate fossils collected by the expeditions of 1871, 1872, and 1873, with descriptions of new species Monograph ... versions of this publication at this time Download citation as: RIS Preliminary report upon invertebrate fossils collected by the expeditions of 1871, 1872 ...