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Featured Fossil Archive

 

This page links to past Featured Fossils of all geological time periods.

The Last Featured Fossil....

 

Porites - a "modern" fossil from the Pleistocene of Hawaii.

Fossil Type:

Scleractinian Coral

Name:

Porites sp.

Formation:

Unknown

Age:

Pleistocene Epoch

Location:

Oahu, Hawaii

Notes:

Hawaiian fossils sound like an oxymoron, because the islands are composed of volcanic basalt. Corals have surrounded the islands for as long as they have been around. Fossils tend to be unaltered and of the extant species found today. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

July 30, 2015

 

Archived Featured Fossils are now organized by geological time period - youngest to oldest.

Invertebrates

      Micro-fossils          Worms          Arthropods: Non-Trilobite          Trilobites

Brachiopods                    Bryozoans                    Porifera (Sponges) 

Corals:               Rugose                    Tabulate                    Scleractinian

Echinoderms: Crinoids                    Echinoids & Asteroids             Extinct Classes

Mollusks: Bivalves               Cephalopods               Gastropods               Other Mollusks

            Graptolites

Vertebrates

Fish                           Mammals                 Reptiles

 

Plants

Algae                 Ferns & Horsetails / Primitive Plants           Angiosperms & Gymnosperms

 

Trace Fossils       Miscellaneous

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Created April 13, 2012, updated July 31, 2015.