Trilobites

Trilobites

General Information Trilobites belong to the phylum of Arthropods and the class of Trilobita. Their closest ancestors known to trilobites...

T-Rex, The Lizard King

T-Rex, The Lizard King

The T-Rex is probably the most popular dinosaur in pop culture from Jurassic Park to even Transformers. If you’ve ever...

Fossilization: Difference Between Casts and Mold

Fossilization: Difference Between Casts and Mold

The remains of an organism are often buried in the sediment and can then leave what is called a cast...

Amber Fossilization Process

Amber Fossilization Process

Amber is the fossilized resin of trees that happen to preserve certain organisms, often insects. Resin is slightly different than...

Lizard-hipped vs Bird-hipped Dinosaurs

Lizard-hipped vs Bird-hipped Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are often categorized as lizard-hipped (Saurischians) or bird-hipped (Ornithiscians). Sauros is Greek for Lizard and Ornith from Greek meaning...

SOS MASS EXTINCTIONS

SOS MASS EXTINCTIONS

Source: Tyrannosaurus rex, Palais de la DĂ©couverte, Paris David Monniaux   Check out these interesting videos on mass extinctions.

Colors of the Dinosaurs

Colors of the Dinosaurs

So how do we know what colors the dinosaurs were? That’s the beauty of fossils and paleontology; fossils provide you...

Cambrian Explosion

Cambrian Explosion

    Between 570 and 530 million years ago, a surge of different organisms occurred that is now called the...

Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the form of classifying biological specimens. Biological taxonomy was developed in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus to classify and...

Index Fossils

Index Fossils

These fossils are extremely important because they help us discern the various periods on the geological time scale. Some organisms...