This past week on Fossil Friday, I gave you a final fossil to kiss Fossil Friday goodbye. There were many guesses, but the answer was a huge hypostome (the plate that covered the mouth) from a trilobite. Yikes—that fellow from the Ordovician Kope Formation in Northern Kentucky would have been 2 feet long. Talk about a kiss of death!
Hey, Fossil Friday Friends! Welcome to 2015! Well, I have some good news and some bad news for all your fossil addicts out there. First the bad news: Fossil Friday is going to come to a close. After a year and half of fossil-friendly blogging, I’ve run low on my fossils—would you believe there are only so many times I can run a sloth tooth?
This past week on Fossil Friday, I gave you a fossil and posed the question: animal, vegetable, or mineral? It turns out it was totally animal...indeed, an animal that we see even today. What was it? A locust from the Santana Formation in northeastern Brazil.