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Field Guide to Fossils

Field Guide to Fossils


Audubon field guides are loaded with photos, detailed descriptions and identification information. Great for the field. This book features durable plastic covers along with a glossy dust jacket. 4" x 7 3/4", 847 pages.

Field Guide to FossilsTable of Contents

Introduction11
Life and Geologic Time23
Geologic Time Chart24
Fossil-bearing Rocks87
Part I: Color Plates
How to Use This Guide99
Key to the Maps103
Maps
Color Plates137
Fossiliferous Rocks and Outcroppings 1-33
Key to the Color Plates149
Thumb Tab Guide150
Scallop-shaped Fossils 34-102
Clam-shaped Fossils 103-165
Snail-shaped Fossils 166-216
Gastropods 217-267
Arthropods 268-315
Cystoids, Blastoids, and Crinoids 316-336
Cone-shaped Fossils 337-357
Disc-shaped Fossils 358-375
Sponges, Corals, and Bryozoans 376-456
Trace Fossils and Graptolites 457-471
Vertebrates 472-486
Plants 487-507
Part II: Text
Sponges339
Cnidarians353
Mollusks389
Annelids537
Small Tubes of Uncertain Affinities541
Arthropods547
Bryozoans597
Brachiopods625
Echinoderms687
Hemichordates723
Trace Fossils731
Plants738
Insects751
Vertebrates755
Part III: Appendices
Phylum Illustrations771
How to Collect and Preserve Fossils779
Glossary789
List of Major Fossil Displays805
List of Geological Surveys813
List of Specimen Localities817
Picture Credits828
Index829