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Jan Freedman 18/01/2019 11:03
Around 50 million years ago, two turtles died during sex. Quite a way to go. (Image Naturmuseum Senckenberg) #FossilFriday
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Around 50 million years ago, two turtles died during sex. Quite a way to go. (Image Naturmuseum Senckenberg) #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/WJUO6WO7ct
To coincide with the Progressive Palaeontology 2017 conference taking place, we thought it might be worth providing a quick look at the recent paleontology research in PeerJ. Over the last few months, ...
Liam Elward Paleoart 18/01/2019 10:01
Happy #FossilFriday!!! Just finished my reconstruction of Gastornis, a giant bird from the early Cenozoic era (just after the dinosaurs), that stood up to 6ft 7in tall and likely cracked nuts & seeds with that big beak. #paleoart #sciart #scientificillustration #paleontology
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Happy #FossilFriday!!! Just finished my reconstruction of Gastornis, a giant bird from the early Cenozoic era (just after the dinosaurs), that stood up to 6ft 7in tall and likely cracked nuts & seeds with that big beak. #paleoart #sciart #scientificillustration #paleontology<br>http://pic.twitter.com/TsWjZ9ZWmp
Grab the kids, it's Fossil Friday! Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve is staying open late for after-hours fossil collection on four Fridays this summer, starting this week. If the skies are clea...
Palaeo Scene 18/01/2019 07:54
Eustreptospondylus oxoniensis skull, Jurassic, Oxfordshire Photo taken @morethanadodo #FossilFriday
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Eustreptospondylus oxoniensis skull, Jurassic, Oxfordshire Photo taken @morethanadodo  #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/Vcw9SlAhiL
Fossil Friday! Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT
This week's Fossil Friday comes from another Fossil Fan: Gerald Wilgus! Gerald snapped this picture on his travels through the Ashfall Fossil Beds site in Nebraska earlier this week. Dating from the M...
Kristopher Super 18/01/2019 05:22
Neat comparison between two Platecarpus mosasaur dentaries for this #FossilFriday
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Neat comparison between two Platecarpus mosasaur dentaries for this #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/AM6UEr3xPg
For example, we’ve move Fossil Friday, started by our palaeontologists on Twitter years ago over to Facebook Live. Our palaeontologists will still tweet fossils on Fridays, but our main accounts will ...
NHMPalaeobotany 18/01/2019 03:33
It's exciting to have a new species here @NHM_London for #FossilFriday - a 407-million year old testate amoebae described from our Rhynie Chert collections, demonstrating the presence of phagotrophic protists in early terrestrial ecosystems - new paper: https://www. cell.com/current-biolog y/pdf/S0960-9822(18)31610-5.pdf   …
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It's exciting to have a new species here @NHM_London for #FossilFriday - a 407-million year old testate amoebae described from our Rhynie Chert collections, demonstrating the presence of phagotrophic protists in early terrestrial ecosystems - new paper:  https://www. cell.com/current-biolog y/pdf/S0960-9822(18)31610-5.pdf   … <br>http://pic.twitter.com/4ojizAdIgT
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, reproduction and adaptation in any medium and for ...
David Button 18/01/2019 03:19
Here is a fossilised skin impression, from the elbow of the British sauropod Haestasaurus. Sauropod skin remains are very rare, but specimens like this show us they were coated in a mosaic of relatively small, hexagonal scales. #NHMdino #FossilFriday
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Here is a fossilised skin impression, from the elbow of the British sauropod Haestasaurus. Sauropod skin remains are very rare, but specimens like this show us they were coated in a mosaic of relatively small, hexagonal scales. #NHMdino #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/mIhf2U35Kl
Thomas Cullen 18/01/2019 03:11
Check out this cool crocodilian osteoderm found in a vertebrate microfossil bonebed from the Late Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation of Montana. #FossilFriday #paleontology #palaeontology
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Henry Thomas 18/01/2019 02:48
#FossilFriday: this really nice specimen of Spheniscus urbinai; Museo de Historia Natural, Lima
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#FossilFriday: this really nice specimen of Spheniscus urbinai; Museo de Historia Natural, Lima <br>http://pic.twitter.com/ZHenGUVlAq
Ross Barnett 18/01/2019 02:31
#FossilFriday Here's an image of Glyptodon from Richard Owen's 1839 paper. Looks more like a xenomorph or a demogorgon to me.
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#FossilFriday Here's an image of Glyptodon from Richard Owen's 1839 paper. Looks more like a xenomorph or a demogorgon to me. <br>http://pic.twitter.com/mfaDmwotwN
Jan Freedman 18/01/2019 02:13
The MAHUSIVE extinct turtle, Archelon, at the Yale Peabody Museum. It swam in the oceans around 80 million years ago! (Image Frederic Lucas) #FossilFriday
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The MAHUSIVE extinct turtle, Archelon, at the Yale Peabody Museum. It swam in the oceans around 80 million years ago! (Image Frederic Lucas) #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/K8SmoL0nRz
Christian Kammerer 18/01/2019 01:54
Skull of the large stereospondyl amphibian Cyclotosaurus intermedius from the Late Triassic of Poland. #FossilFriday
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Skull of the large stereospondyl amphibian Cyclotosaurus intermedius from the Late Triassic of Poland. #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/PcgXgern0Q
Dean R. Lomax 18/01/2019 01:51
A 180 million year old marine crocodile (Steneosaurus) leg with skin(!) compared with the leg of a spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus). Just wow. Literally, you can even see where the scales had wrinkles and skin folds! Markus Buhler https:// bestiarium.kryptozoologie.net/artikel/a-sten eosaurus-leg-with-fossilized-skin/   … #FossilFriday
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A 180 million year old marine crocodile (Steneosaurus) leg with skin(!) compared with the leg of a spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus).   Just wow. Literally, you can even see where the scales had wrinkles and skin folds!  Markus Bühler  https:// bestiarium.kryptozoologie.net/artikel/a-sten eosaurus-leg-with-fossilized-skin/   …   #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/9xguqKwrjv
Mark Witton 18/01/2019 11:17
Your periodic reminder that all good data we have on giant pterosaur anatomy and biomechanics points to well developed flight capabilities, even though they were the size of giraffes. Details: markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2018/05/why-we -think-giant-pterosaurs-could-fly.html   … #paleoart #FossilFriday
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Your periodic reminder that all good data we have on giant pterosaur anatomy and biomechanics points to well developed flight capabilities, even though they were the size of giraffes.  Details:  http:// markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2018/05/why-we -think-giant-pterosaurs-could-fly.html   …  #paleoart #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/fCFJciig9J
Natasha Reynolds 18/01/2019 10:46
Here is an absolute doozy for #fossilfriday: a find of an ivory point tip embedded in a mammoth rib from the very beginning of the Upper Palaeolithic (ca. 40,000 cal BP) at Kostenki 14 in Russia. Solid evidence that people were hunting mammoth back then.
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Here is an absolute doozy for #fossilfriday: a find of an ivory point tip embedded in a mammoth rib from the very beginning of the Upper Palaeolithic (ca. 40,000 cal BP) at Kostënki 14 in Russia. Solid evidence that people were hunting mammoth back then. <br>http://pic.twitter.com/ZGYitx5gTs
Andrew Christopher Knapp 18/01/2019 10:37
Centrosaurine ceratopsian dinosaurs evolved diversely ornamented frills, and different species can be identified from their distinctive patterns of hooks and horns on the parietal. Here are Centrosaurus, Styracosaurus and Wendiceratops frills in the @ROMtoronto. #FossilFriday
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Centrosaurine ceratopsian dinosaurs evolved diversely ornamented frills, and different species can be identified from their distinctive patterns of hooks and horns on the parietal. Here are Centrosaurus, Styracosaurus and Wendiceratops frills in the @ROMtoronto. #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/pJlERP6lgf
João Vasco Leite 18/01/2019 10:27
A really nice pterosaur skull, Dsungaripterus, from IVPP in China #FossilFriday #NHMdino
http://pic.twitter.com/CKeJej87AA
A really nice pterosaur skull, Dsungaripterus, from IVPP in China #FossilFriday #NHMdino<br>http://pic.twitter.com/CKeJej87AA
Elsa Panciroli 18/01/2019 09:07
Dimetrodon skull at @NatSciNMS. These sail-backed #synapsids are often mistaken for dinosaurs, or wrongly called 'mammal-like reptiles', but they lived long before dinos (in Permian) & are part of a totally separate lineage to reptiles. Check out that grin. #FossilFriday
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Dimetrodon skull at @NatSciNMS. These sail-backed #synapsids are often mistaken for dinosaurs, or wrongly called 'mammal-like reptiles', but they lived long before dinos (in Permian) & are part of a totally separate lineage to reptiles. Check out that grin. #FossilFriday <br>http://pic.twitter.com/XM1ZXUEgo5
Evan Johnson-Ransom 18/01/2019 08:43
For today’s #FossilFriday here’s a snapshot of a pregnant #plesiosaur preserved with the remains of its baby still inside the belly. #MarineReptiles
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For today’s #FossilFriday here’s a snapshot of a pregnant #plesiosaur preserved with the remains of its baby still inside the belly. #MarineReptiles<br>http://pic.twitter.com/kyALcOp4I4
Dean R. Lomax 18/01/2019 07:55
There are several million living species on Earth . But, only ~300k known fossil species. Today is just one snapshot of time among millions in the past 600 million years where complex life has existed. Let that sink in #FossilFriday Ray Troll.
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There are several million living species on Earth . But, only ~300k known fossil species.  Today is just one snapshot of time among millions in the past 600 million years where complex life has existed.   Let that sink in #FossilFriday  Ray Troll. <br>http://pic.twitter.com/CQKdKMzUfH
Ashley A. Dineen 11/01/2019 11:30
#FossilFriday Beautifully preserved fossil turtle shell from South Dakota (Oligocene), @calacademy Geology Collection
http://pic.twitter.com/cqoyua9jju – a California Academy of Sciences
#FossilFriday Beautifully preserved fossil turtle shell from South Dakota (Oligocene), @calacademy Geology Collection<br>http://pic.twitter.com/cqoyua9jju – à California Academy of Sciences
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