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Guide to Fossils


A Firefly Book

"A guide to the identification, understanding and hunting of fossils, which includes all major groups of fossils and an identification key." This book is a 5" x 7 3/4" paperback with 192 pages.

Guide to FossilsTable of Contents

Introduction4
Geology12
Geological time chart16
Evolution36
Fossil Collecting48
Classification guide54
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
Foraminiferans58
Sponges59
Corals62
Tabulata64
Rugosa66
Scleractinia69
Jellyfish74
Bryozoans75
Cryptostomata76
Fenestrata76
Trepostomata78
Cystoporata78
Cyclostomata79
Cheilostomata80
Brachiopods82
'Inarticulate'84
'Articulate'85
Mollusks93
Bellerophonts94
Gastropods94
Cephalopods106
Scaphopods117
Bivalves118
Arthropods128
Trilobites129
Eurypterids137
Crustaceans137
Insects138
Echinoderms139
Sea lilies140
Starfishes144
Brittle stars144
Edrioasteroids145
Blastoids145
Sea urchins146
Graptolites150
Vertebrates153
Fishes154
Reptiles158
Birds161
Mammals162
Fossil land plants164
Coal measure plants169
Mesozoic and Tertiary plants173
Trace fossils179
Fossil sites180
Glossary188
Index189