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By Richard Arnold Davis, David L. Meyer

ISBN-10: 0253351987

ISBN-13: 9780253351982

The area round Cincinnati, Ohio, is understood during the international for the ample and gorgeous fossils present in limestones and shales that have been deposited as sediments at the sea flooring throughout the Ordovician interval, approximately 450 million years ago--some 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 sector has yielded many of the world's such a lot ample and best-preserved fossils of invertebrate animals akin to trilobites, bryozoans, brachiopods, molluscs, echinoderms, and graptolites. So well-known 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 USA. This booklet synthesizes greater than one hundred fifty years of study in this fossil treasure-trove, describing and illustrating the fossils, the lifestyles behavior of the animals represented, their groups, and residing relations, in addition to the character of the rock strata within which they're came upon and the environmental stipulations of the traditional sea.

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G. Wetherby. He had attended W o o d w a r d High S c h o o l , in C i n c i n n a t i , and had b e e n e n c o u r a g e d i n his g e o l o g i c a l interests b y G e o r g e W . H a r p e r , t h e principal, and by a fellow student. " M y b o y h o o d c o m p a n i o n , Ernst H. V a u p e l , i n d u c t e d m e into c o l l e c t i n g fossils d u r i n g m y s e c o n d y e a r a t W o o d w a r d H i g h S c h o o l .

F o u n d i n the C i n c i n nati G r o u p . . " (1884c, 1 4 7 - 1 4 8 ) . T h e r e is, i n t h e W a r r e n C o u n t y Historical M u s e u m , in L e b a n o n , O h i o , what is labeled as the dental cabinet of David T u l l i s D u r b i n D y c h e . W e h a v e n o t b e e n a b l e t o verify w h e t h e r D . T . D . D y c h e , the m e m b e r of the C i n c i n n a t i S c h o o l , is the same person as David Tullis D u r b i n D y c h e , t h e dentist. ( B e c k e r 1938; D y c h e 1892a, b, c; U.

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