Catalogue of type and figured fossils in the Science Museum of Minnesota
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Statementby Bruce R. Erickson and Nancy Pickett.
SeriesScientific publications of the Science Museum of Minnesota ;, new ser., vol. 6, no. 1
ContributionsPickett, Nancy., Science Museum of Minnesota.
LC ClassificationsQ11 .S2683 vol. 6, no. 1, QE718 .S2683 vol. 6, no. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. :
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2483078M
ISBN 100911338357
LC Control Number87403560

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Get this from a library! Catalogue of type and figured fossils in the Science Museum of Minnesota. [Bruce R Erickson; Nancy Pickett; Science Museum of Minnesota.]. Minnesota’s Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna, including Bison, Mammuthus, Mammut, Cervus, Symbos, and Casteroides. Type and Figured Specimens in the museum’s paleontology collection include types, and over specimens figured in peer-reviewed literature. The tradition of collecting at the Science Museum of Minnesota dates back to and the Saint Paul Academy of Natural Sciences. In , collections of scientific interest remaining from the Academy were turned over to the early Science Museum, the Saint Paul Institute. The following catalogue consists of an alphabetic list of all fossil types (holotypes, paratypes, and cotypes), all subsequently described and figured specimens (plesiotypes), as well as artificial models of type fossils (plastotypes) in the Geological Museum of The Ohio State University. It is patterned directly after the catalogue compiled by.

One of only four real Triceratops on display in the world and the largest complete specimen on display, it’s a museum favorite. Hunting Allosaurus See a recreation of an Allosaurus hunting two Camptosaurus. fossil-bearing rocks to a gravel pit or stream bank. Fossils are found in sedimentary rocks--former sands and muds. The fossiliferous sedimentary formations of Minnesota are illustrated in the figure Fossiliferous Rock Units--Minnesota, p. 4. Geologic History of Minnesota's Fossils About million years ago the extremely longFile Size: 2MB. © Science Museum of Minnesota • W. Kellogg Blvd. • Saint Paul, MN • () • [email protected] Privacy Policy • Legal Notice • Legal Notice. The geographic, stratigraphic and historical coverage of the seven million vertebrate, invertebrate and plant fossils in the Museum's palaeontology collection make it globally important. Scientists and collections management specialists can visit the collections and borrow specimens for research.

  -- A review of 93 scientific articles on Mazon Creek fossils published between and indicates that specimens belong to 69 private collectors. Because published (type, figured, and referred) specimens form the foundation of paleontology, knowing the current locations of these specimens is : Paleontology in Minnesota refers to paleontological research occurring within or conducted by people from the U.S. state of geologic record of Minnesota spans from Precambrian to recent with the exceptions of major gaps including the Silurian period, the interval from the Middle to Upper Devonian to the Cretaceous, and the Cenozoic. During the Precambrian, Minnesota was covered.   The fossil should be reasonably representative of the state, visually interesting, and not too difficult to explain. It should not require the use of magnification to appreciate. Its scientific name should not include a location outside of Minnesota. Finally, per discussion with other volunteers at the Science Museum of Minnesota, "no bryozoans".Author: Justin Tweet. Fossils. From dinosaur bones and mammoth teeth, to coprolites and amber, fossils can tell us a great deal about extinct animals and the world they lived in. Go back in time and discover the stories that fossils can reveal about plants and animals of the past, and explore the work of Museum .