On the absence of intermediate varieties at the present day -- On the nature of extinct intermediate varieties; on their number -- On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation -- On the poorness of our palaeontological
collections -- On the intermittence of geological formations -- On the absence of intermediate varieties in any one formation -- On the sudden appearance of groups of species -- On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata.
Here, apparently, was the Palaeontological
Section, and a very splendid array of fossils it must have been, though the inevitable process of decay that had been staved off for a time, and had, through the extinction of bacteria and fungi, lost ninety-nine hundredths of its force, was nevertheless, with extreme sureness if with extreme slowness at work again upon all its treasures.
During this period, there was a marked increase in the items collected - including bird, mammal, fish, insect, plans, ethnographical, palaeontological
and geological specimens.
It was found at the Woranso-Mille palaeontological
site, located in the Afar region of Ethiopia in February 2016.
memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer, A.M., M.D.
In Scotland, there's many palaeontological
links and dino fun just waiting to be discovered.
Only on Aldabra, which has the oldest palaeontological
record of any oceanic island within the Indian Ocean region, is fossil evidence available that demonstrates the effects of changing sea levels on extinction and re-colonisation events.
Reed (1912) provided the palaeontological
record of the Hayden (1904) collection.
The prepared remains are kept in the palaeontological
collections of the Zoology Department, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.
His work has led to widely accepted evolutionary concepts of marine life and to the palaeontological
record (Family Tree) of corals.
The geological and palaeontological
significance of this protected area is illustrated by the broad range of scientific topics that have been addressed using samples from the site (e.g.