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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