Over the next few months, this website will continue its evolution to focus upon various shark faunas of North America, particularly those of the East Coast. The Nanjemoy page is coming along well, and with my AES presentation complete, I'll have the time to complete this section.
Candace went on to note that a Fall season is still anticipated.
The old Muddy Creek Webpage is now gone. Mike Folmer and myself (with the help of others such as Steve Cunningham and David Ward) are assembling a Eocene of Virginia. It will be many months before it's complete, but it contains enough information to be worth linking-in.
"Finally there is nothing like a good book on a cold night. The following three sites are excellent for locating old Geology or Paleontology books. For example, Julia Gardner's classic 1948 Mollusca from Miocene and Lower Pliocene of Virginia and North Carolina, 310 pages, 38 plates, 74 fossil localities is still available from the USGS (as PP 199 for $8.50 plus P&H.)" Try: the Advanced Book Exchange, BookFinder.Com and USGS publications."
|Merle Graffam has been collecting Cretaceous deposits near his home in Utah for some time and has accumulated many ptychodid teeth from this Tropic Shale exposure. He shares his experience and observations in a new ELASMO.COM webpage.|
A few good news items were carried by ABCNEWS.COM. A new Saber-toothed Cat from Florida, some coverage of the Chinese Feathered Dinosaur exhibit at the Yale-Peabody (I had the chance to stop by and it was well worth the time), an Early Fish from China and a Chemical Signature as a Fossil.
|Well, Kim Greene and I, with the help of Ellie Rouse, finally got our collective acts together and tender a webpage on the Cretaceous Sharks of North Carolina. Please let one of us know if you see a problem or note something we overlooked.|
|Originally published in the New Jersey Paleontological Society newsletter, the Megamouth article has now been adapted for the web.|
This fossil has now been recovered with the aid of a fossil dealer. The full story here will be reported here after its repatriation. Dating to the early Permian, this specimen is from the "stone pits"quarry at Krasnoufimsk, west of Diva-Gora, Russia. The tooth band measures 9.5 inches (max. diameter) and the block/matrix (max. dimension) 11.5 inches. [Click on above image for a 800 x 600 pixel version of this specimen.]