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5.Frog in Amber Fossil
Another way organisms can stand against the test of time is by being preserved with amber. Amber is basically fossilized tree resin produced by extinct trees during the tertiary period. This fossilized resin can even preserve fragile things like frogs for millions of years! These remarkable fossils show how little change the shape of bird feathers has made in the past 100 million years! Frogs are much less common to find and you’re usually not going to find an entire frog preserved this way. In order for this type of fossil to happen, the frog would need to be covered in the sticky sap of a tree millions of years ago and it’s quite remarkable this actually exists. It appears as though the beetle he was trying to eat for lunch got caught and spending eternity together. Here in this photo you see the tiny from from myanmar that scientists believed was caught in the sap trap 100 million years ago! This gives paleontologists an up close look at what frogs were like, and it’s doubtful that any other fossils like this is out there.
This species of carnivorous dinosaur lived from 155 million to 150 million years ago. It would have looked absolutely horrifying with dozens of sharp serrated teeth and would have been 39 feet in length. It was one of the more common predators and often on top of the food chain, consuming other herbivore dinosaurs and could even eat other predators if it needed to. Similar to the direwolves it hunted in packs.Just a few of them could take down mega giants like this barosaurus trying to defend himself. Quite a few of these have been discovered in the northwestern united states in places like wyoming. Some of the best preserved specimens are named Big Al and Big Al two who are on display at the museum of the rockies and at the University of Wyoming Geological Museum. When it comes to comparing the TRex and the allosaurus, the allowsaurus had the weaker jaws of the two but it’s mouth could open up wider.
3.Tropical Gar Skull
Here in this photo we see a fossilized Gar from fossil lake, Wyoming and are among some of the most primitive fish. They’re easily identifiable with their long, snouts and diamond shaped scales.This skull here was taken from a Tropical Gar which shares very similar characteristics to prehistoric creatures you see in the fossil. Even though this creature was once widespread across the globe, they’re now only found in North and Central America as well as Cuba.
2.Hammerhead Dino Fossils
This bizarre ancient reptile at first was believed to have had a deformed beak but it was actually just made that way, and it shares a striking resemblance to a hammerhead shark. Here in this photo you see a modern recreation next to the actual fossil that was discovered. Scientists believe the shape of the face actually evolved so that it could properly filter edible plant matter. This was discovered in the Yunnan Province of China, where unusual fossil discoveries seem to happen. It’s believed that this one here lived 242 million years ago and actually continued to live after the mass extinction took place. It was most likely a marine creature that used its chisel like teeth to scrape plants off rocks and off the seafloor.