Thursday, May 31, 2018

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Steven C Minkin Paleozoic Footprint site

The most important trace-fossil site of its age in the world (Pennsylvanian, Westphalian A)

Millipede trackway




Horseshoe crab trarkway 




Jumping flightless insect trarkway 



Reptilian trarkway 



Amphibian trackway



Fish-fin trace (two of them) 




Insect wing impression



These trace fossils (the impression of wings is actually a body fossil), and thousands of others,  were preserved in a 313 million year old tidal flat in central Alabama..


The site and related subjects are described in this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Footprints-Stone-Fossil-Coal-Age-Tetrapods/dp/0817358447/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469797628&sr=1-1&keywords=%22footprints+in+stone%22#nav-top

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