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DSM10565 pyritization spirifer.jpg
(DSM #10565) This brachiopod has had its shell partially replaced by the mineral pyrite. Pyrite is also known as fool's gold.

M410 Pyritization Turritella.jpg
(DSM #M410) This Turritellid snail has been completely replaced with the mineral pyrite. Some pyrite nodules have also begun to form and grow.

EC74 Trace Fossil Arthrophycus harlani worm burrows.jpg
(DSM #EC74) These worm burrows show the tunnelling behavior of one species of marine worms.

DSM 10716 Feeding traces shark on mosasaur.jpg
(DSM #10716) This Mosasar shoulder blade shows signs of being scavenged by shark after death. This indicates that the creature was on the sea floor for a while after it died.

Coprolite.jpg
(unnumbered) Coprolites are trace fossils that can tell us a lot about the diet and physiology of a creature.

CH9 Eocene Zygorhiza vertebra.jpg
(DSM #CH9) Zygorhiza kochii along with Basilosaurus cetoides is the other ancient toothed whale that serves as state fossil of Mississippi.

M261 Cretaceous Eutrephoceras sp.jpg
(DSM #M261) This extinct genus of Nautilus lived in seas from the Late Jurassic until the Miocene.

Brachiopod Morphology.jpg
This drawing will help you learn the different parts of a Brachiopod. (Pictured is a Spiriferid Brachiopod)

Diagram of Ammonite.png
This drawing will help you learn the different parts of an Ammonoid or Nautiloid.

trilobite image.jpg
This drawing will help you learn the different parts of a Trilobite. Trilobites are most can be preserved whole or as single portions of the cephalon thorax or pygidium. Trilobites were arthropods that molted as they grew so not every trilobite…
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