Mazon Creek Fossil Invertebrates

A re-creation of a Pennsylvanian Coal Swamp, with surprisingly tall ferns, horsetails, and lycophytes that dominated tropical Carboniferous forests.

 

One of the strengths of the Field Museum's invertebrate fossil collection is its Mazon Creek invertebrate collection. Totaling over 40,000 specimens it is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world of this unique fossil fauna.

 

 

 

Echiura

Problematica

Mollusca - Bivalvia

Annelida - Polychaeta

Arthropoda - Myriapoda

Nematoda

Onychophora

Arthropoda - Insecta

Arthropoda - Euthycarcinoidea