The Wonder of Fossils

Challenge #96 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Here's an interesting one for you, to show us evidence that life was around a long, long time ago. The fossils, such as shells, animals, petrified wood may be still in situ out there in the natural world, or you may have interesting specimens which you use as paperweights or doorstops! Please, NO photos of elderly grandparents as this may offend those of us in our dotage. Size, 1,600px MAXIMUM on the entry's longer side. Macro and close-ups welcome. If you have knowledge of the fossil, please share it with us.
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fossilized plant
Knightia alta
Fossil Shells
Shell Fossil
Small Ammonite
Shell at Beverly Beach Oregon
Prawn, petrified wood, trilobite
Ammonites
Flossy
400 million year old Trilobite
Plant Fossil
Liopleurodon
Triceratops
A Fossil
Paleozoic fossils - the strain lycopodiophytes (Carboniferous Period)
Paleozoic fossils - fern leaf and stem (Carboniferous Period)
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Crustacean, Past its Use-by Date.
Fossilised Waves
Petrified Wood
1,600px MAXIMUM
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