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Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » August 21st, 2014, 5:36 pm

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 » September 3rd, 2014, 7:49 pm

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 » September 4th, 2014, 5:11 pm

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby TheBookworm » September 6th, 2014, 7:59 pm

Thank you :)

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

Postby GoofyFoofer » September 6th, 2014, 8:44 pm

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

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby TheBookworm » September 7th, 2014, 11:07 am

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

Postby GoofyFoofer » September 7th, 2014, 2:45 pm

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

Postby yellow_squirtle » September 10th, 2014, 8:41 pm

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

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Postby TheBookworm » September 11th, 2014, 4:35 pm

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

Postby yellow_squirtle » September 12th, 2014, 8:55 pm

Genus?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby John Richardsim » September 12th, 2014, 9:56 pm

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)?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby yellow_squirtle » September 13th, 2014, 1:21 pm

...
Devonian Period

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby John Richardsim » September 13th, 2014, 1:43 pm

Correct.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby yellow_squirtle » September 13th, 2014, 2:45 pm

What major event led to the extinction of most graptolites?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Unome » September 14th, 2014, 10:48 am

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