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This is a nearly complete skeleton of Calciavis grandei, an Eocene close relative of ostriches, kiwis, and emus.

Exceedingly well-preserved bird fossil specimens dating 50 million years represent a new species that is a previously unknown relative of the modern-day ostrich, according to a new paper co-authored by Sterling Nesbitt of Virginia Tech’s College of.

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish #Geology #GeologyPage

Chunks of raw meat? A plateful of ferns? Newfound fossil poop shows some dinosaurs preferred exotic fare: crab-like crustaceans and rotten wood.

Oldest Footprint Ever Found  This fossil footprint found near Ileret, Kenya, is 1.5 million years old. These footprints are the oldest ever found of the human genus.

Oldest Footprint Ever Found. This fossil footprint found near Ileret, Kenya and is million years old. These footprints are the oldest ever found of the human genus

An early relative of the horse – Protorohippus venticolus – about the size of a large dog.  Fossil Butte, which is part of the famous Green River formation.

The lost world of Fossil Lake

This is the most complete skeleton of a so-called dawn horse ever discovered. This specimen of Protorohippus venticolus was much more diminutive than today's horses, standing less than two feet high at the shoulder, but its long back legs sugge

Rare fossilised flower found, related to sunflowers.

Fossil flower 'clue to daisies'

A beautifully preserved flower fossil dated around 50 million years old. It's believed to belong to the Asteracaea family, which includes daisies, sunflowers and dandelions and is the most diverse group of flowering plants on Earth.

UNUSUAL JURASSIC FOSSIL LOBSTER Cycleryon sp. Upper Jurassic Solnhofen formation, Germany The Cycleryon is a lobster-like crustacean that possessed a heavily armoured carapace, thin claws, and strong legs for swimming.

A highly unusual Jurassic age lobster fossil, Cycleryon sp from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen formation, Germany The Cycleryon is a lobster-like crustacean that possessed a heavily armoured carapace, thin claws, and strong legs for swimming.

Lots of fish.....

Fossil herrings from the Eocene Green River Formation of the western United States where Colorado, Utah and Nevada meet. Photo by Matt Friedman. These fossils are about 50 million years old.

RARE FOSSIL PALM STAMEN Sabalites sp. Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA

RARE FOSSIL PALM STAMEN Sabalites sp. Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA

Found in the Daohugou Biota in Mongolia, the fossil of this salamander Chunerpeton showing not only the preserved skeleton but also the skin and even external gills. The fossil dates back to the Jurassic Period, about 160 million years ago.

In Photos: Wacky Fossil Animals from Jurassic China

Prequel outshines the original: Exceptional fossils of doahugou biota. This is the fossil of the salamander Chunerpeton showing not only the preserved skeleton but also the skin and even external gills.

Recently discovered dromaeosaur species from China. It had advanced feathers, the shadow of which are visible in this fossil, but was likely unable to fly.

The preserved skeleton of feathered, short-armed dinosaur, Zhenyuanlong suni

Fossilized plants are more difficult to identify than living plants because their parts often become separated before they are preserved. The plant that produced this flower may be impossible to identify because it is not attached to the rest of the plant. National Park Service photo.

Unidentified, Fossilized Flower Specimen -- Photo by Arvid Aase of Fossil Country Museum

Fossils reveal how the turtle got its shell http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/nov/26/earliest-turtle-fossil-shell #article

Fossils reveal how the turtle got its shell

Fossils reveal how the turtle got its shell - The discovery of three fossilized turtles has resolved a long-running debate about how the creatures' shells evolved

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