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February 12th, 2013

Permian brachiopods collected from the Salt Range during WWII by Dr. Sharat Roy.

February 11th, 2013

Learn about the trilobite, Paradoxides that lived during the Cambrian Period, 510 million years old ago. 

February 08th, 2013

This specimen, UC 9705, was collected by F. W. Stokes in February, 1902. It is the lobster Hoploparia stokesi and it has the distinction of being the first fossil collected from Antarctica and scientifically described.

September 02nd, 2011
Learn what Chicago was like 420 million years ago.

Fossil Invertebrate intern Alex describes his 2011 summer project involving the digitization of Chicago Silurian reef invertebrate fossils at the Field Museum.

January 11th, 2011

In bryozoans, individual zooids as developmental modules have been fundamental in the advent of new body plans – zooid polymorphs – that appear to have evolved in a manner related to distinct functional roles. This sense of biological modularity, first recognized in Darwin’s time and hinted at earlier, is that the products of plant apical meristems and polymorphic zooids in animal colonies develop, function and evolve as units.

January 11th, 2011

This presentation describes a method for efficiently sampling locality data from a large systematically organized museum collection.