By Richard Arnold Davis, David L. Meyer
The zone round Cincinnati, Ohio, is understood during the international for the considerable and gorgeous fossils present in limestones and shales that have been deposited as sediments at the sea flooring in the course of the Ordovician interval, approximately 450 million years in the past -- a few 250 million years earlier than the dinosaurs lived. In Ordovician time, the shallow sea that lined a lot of what's now the North American continent teemed with marine existence. The Cincinnati quarter has yielded many of the world's so much ample and best-preserved fossils of invertebrate animals reminiscent of trilobites, bryozoans, brachiopods, molluscs, echinoderms, and graptolites. So recognized are the Ordovician fossils and rocks of the Cincinnati area that geologists use the time period "Cincinnatian" for strata of an identical age everywhere North the US. This ebook synthesizes greater than one hundred fifty years of study in this fossil treasure-trove, describing and illustrating the fossils, the existence conduct of the animals represented, their groups, and dwelling relations, in addition to the character of the rock strata in which they're chanced on and the environmental stipulations of the traditional sea.
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A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region (Life of the Past) by Richard Arnold Davis, David L. Meyer