Fossils B/C

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Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:36 am

Welcome to 2015 question marathons Fossils!
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What are the most recognizable features of the Genus Phacops?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby TheBookworm » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:49 am

Their large, compound eyes are their most recognizable feature. They contained many calcite lenses, which allowed for depth perception. The eyes could also swivel, creating a large field of perception. :)
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:11 am

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby TheBookworm » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:59 am

Thank you :)

Identify and give the common name:
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:44 am

I haven't studied mollusks yet, but...
Platyceras?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby TheBookworm » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:07 pm

Mmmm, right Phylum, but nope.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:45 pm

Dang. What was it?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby yellow_squirtle » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:41 am

{I think it's...}
{gryphaea, aka"devil's toenail"}

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Postby TheBookworm » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:35 pm

Correct! Your turn! :D
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby yellow_squirtle » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:55 am

Genus?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby John Richardsim » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:56 am

Be careful with what you name you files; I can see the answer by putting my cursor over the picture
Hyracotherium


The Genus Heliophyllum existed mainly during which geologic time period(s)?
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby yellow_squirtle » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:21 pm

...
Devonian Period

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby John Richardsim » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:43 pm

Correct.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby yellow_squirtle » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:45 pm

What major event led to the extinction of most graptolites?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Unome » Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:48 pm

Maybe...
Ordovician extinction... I can't even remember what graptolites are :P
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