Invertebrate Palaeontology And Evolution By Euan N. Okay. Clarkson

15/12/2017

Invertebrate PaleontologyThe Yale Peabody Museum’s collection of invertebrate fossils is one among largest within the United States, in volume and in geographic, stratigraphic and taxonomic representation. A scientific approach to the morphology, ecology, and evolution of the main taxa preserved within the rock report. Earlier than the trendy interval of natural history museums, fossil accumulating was typically achieved by gentleman farmers and naturalists.

I then made the big transfer to California, the place I labored with Dr. Nigel Hughes on my Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. In addition to, trilobites are such an enormous a part of invertebrate paleontology, I had to embody a nod to them right here.

The emphasis of the collection is on the display and educational potential of material occurring regionally all through the Central Lowland Province of the United States, with secondary emphasis on other worldwide occurrences. The Florida Museum’s Invertebrate Paleontology Collection is essentially composed of fossil invertebrates from the Cenozoic Era (last 65 million years) collected from Florida, the southeastern U.S., and the circum-Caribbean.

Copyright © 2017, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The primary curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, Percy E. Raymond (1904-1910), made intensive collections of Ordovician trilobites, brachiopods, gastropods, and cephalopods from New York, Ontario, Vermont, and Minnesota.

These specimens embody materials used within the case research that led to Eldredge and Gould’s (1972) proposal of “punctuated equilibria.” Mesozoic invertebrates are also effectively represented, in collections from Central America, North America, and Europe.