Category Archives: spineless stuff (invertebrates)

Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.19: Hauff and still no end in sight

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. This part of the Palaeontology of SW Germany series has arrived at a deep low in the number of vertebrates shown, and it is time I fight my way through the rest of the spineless stuff … Continue reading

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Paleontology of SW Germany 3.1.18: Hauff ammonites galore

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. Last post on Hauff promised ammonites, the most common fossil you can find in the German Jurassic. Unsurprisingly, the Urweltmuseum has plenty, and in incredible preservations. I’ll start with a really rare and exceptional specimen. A … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.17: failing to finish off Hauff

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Decapods today. It is high time I finally finish off the remaining fossils from the Urweltmuseum Hauff and post a final post discussing the museum as a whole, and one on the reconstructions shown – oh … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 1.3.16: belemnite life models

forgot them in the post showing the fossils. cannibalism! Yay!

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.15: Hauff squids

In the series from the Urweltmuseum Hauff in Holzmaden (link list to previous instalments here) we’ve had the belemnites, now it is squids. Phragmotheutis conocauda, with a small fish in between the hooked tentacles. You can nicely see the cuttlebone, … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.14: spineless @ Hauff

This series of posts on the Palaeontology of SW Germany, where I grew up, has gotten a bit longwinded and confusing. Therefore, I’ll give you a linklist to those parts dealing with the Urweltmuseum Hauff. Introduction “rock stair”, bio- & … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.9: heaps from Hauff

Heaps of cool stuff, that is…. after the whopper crinoid colony in the last post, which drew unprecedented re-tweets and very many site visitors, today I’m back to finish the “rock stair” that shows the stratigraphic section at Holzmaden. We’d … Continue reading

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My absolutely wonderful Christmas presents from Claudia Hahn

Claudia Hahn is a great artist (you find her on Facebook or twitter @Claudia_Hahn). Out of the blue she sent Christmas presents for the kids and me. The ones for the children are already on Facebook. Here’s what I got, … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.8: a whopper of a fossil

Welcome to 2013 on dinosaurpalaeo! I’ll start the year with one whopper of a fossil from the Urweltmuseum Hauff. A Seirocrinus subangularis colony (great NHM page on the genus here), just your old sessile, filter-feeding crinoids, a long-stemmed variant that … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.7: even more Hauff

I told you we’d be stuck in that museum for a while. Here we go with a few samples of fossils from some of the layers in Holzmaden – it is interesting to note that the rocks that locally stand … Continue reading

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