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Fossil Friday: Zaphrentis phrygia

Fossil Friday: Zaphrentis phrygia

Kinda looks like the Sarlacc, doesn't it? Well take your geek hat off cause it isn't a sarlacc. Now put your paleontology geek hats on because this is Fossil Friday...

Fossil Friday: Dicranurus monstrosus

Fossil Friday: Dicranurus monstrosus

When a species almost one hundred times bigger than you, who has access to nukes and can go to space, discovers your remains a few million years after you die...

Fossil Friday: Helicoprion

Fossil Friday: Helicoprion

Helicoprion is an extinct genus of shark-like, cartilaginous fish that lived from the early Permian (~290 m.y. ago) all through to the massive Permian-Triassic extinction episode (roughly 250 m.y. ago.)

FossilFriday: Ammonite Growth Chambers

FossilFriday: Ammonite Growth Chambers

Ammonite fossils are among the most common in the world, with their characteristic shape and chambered shell. But did you ever wonder what the deal is with those chambers? [caption...

#FossilFriday: Dunkleosteus

#FossilFriday: Dunkleosteus

via Imgur. Dunkleosteus is an extinct placoderm fish that lived some 380 to 360 million years ago, during the late Devonian. It's called a "placoderm" because...

Fossil Friday: Opalized belemnite

Fossil Friday: Opalized belemnite

Belemnites are an extinct order of cephalopods ("cephalo" meaning head and "pod" meaning leg) that lived during the Mesozoic era, some 200 to 65 million years ago. They were elongated...

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