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Basically Internal Site Development Notes

Superclass Agnatha

In development: Animal Phyla in the tree of life Lagerstatte Lagerstatten

Fossil Record Types of Fossilization Fossil Formation Process - A Crinoid Story

Missing blank pages: Eukaryote Brachiopoda


Not Yet Linked


- New Fossil for Kids Section / Educational Kits / Lesson Plans / Powerpoint slides / Time in a Bottle

- Sonntag fake trilobites - Babelfish translation from German Our translation

Transitional fossils within Evolution


- Short summaries of each geological time period
- Trilobite Orders and phylogenies
- Geological History Sequence
- Fossil Art
- Expanded Geological Time
- Roger Perkins (webmaster file storage)
- McAbee Fossil Beds

- Fossils for Kids


- Fox Hills Formation

- Hell Creek Formation Dinosaurs

Not Started

- Carpathian Mountains Site

Fossil Galleries

Class Anthozoa
Ordovician Streptelasma rusticum Coral Fossil

An Entangled Bank. From the conclusion of Darwin's Origin of Species First Edition (1859)

It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the external conditions of life, and from use and disuse; a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less-improved forms. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.