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

The Last Featured Fossil....

 

Several genera of Miocene turtles from northern indiana

Fossil Type:

Turtles

Name:

Several genera

Formation:

Pond deposit

Age:

Miocene epoch

Location:

Pipe Creek Junior Quarry, Swayzee, Grant Co., Indiana

Notes:

Genera ancestors to living freshwater turtles and an extinct land tortoise found in pond sediments between glacial till and Silurian limestone. Indiana State Museum collection. Formerly on display. Click here for a closer look.

Date Posted:

March 22, 2017

 

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 March 23, 2017