First Edition Signed by the Author.
purpose of this book is to share photographs of remarkable and interesting
museum quality Mazon Creek fossil specimens from the private collection of T.V.
Testa. Some of the fossils presented
within are rare such as the hexapod Testajapyx (named for the author) while
others are common such as the crustacean Acanthotelson. Robust species such as the horse-shoe crab
Euproops are very photogenic while delicate bodied specimens such as jellyfish
are sometimes not as graphic. Rare or
important fossils in anybody's collection are not always the most
camera-friendly or interesting to look at.
Because this book is for the love of fossils it contains only
photographs of specimens suitable for this book which is for enjoying nice
pictures. This book by far is not a full
compilation of the collection.
contains photos of Mazon Creek fossil animals including; the amphibian
Aornerpeton, the arthropod Concavicaris, Cyclus, and Halicyne, the centipede
Latzelia, the chiton Glaphurochiton, coelacanth fish Rhabdoderma, jellyfish Anthracomedusa, Etacystis and
Octomedusa, the crustacean Acanthotelson, Anthracophausia, Belotelson,
Dithyrocaris, Hesslerella, Illilepas, Kallidecthes, Kellibrooksia, Mamayocaris,
Palaeocaris, Tyrannophontes, the enigmatic Escumasia, the fish Conchopoma, Elonichthys, Gilpichthys and Rhabdoderma, the lamprey
Mayomyzon, the hexapod Testajapyx, horse-shoe crab Euproops and Palaeolimulus,
millipede Xyloiulus, myriopod Kottixerxes and Smithixerxes, onychophoran
Ilyodes, Palaeoxyris, priapulid Priapulites, the scallop Aviculopecten,
sea-cucumber Achistrum, sea-scorpion Adelophthalmus, shark Acanthodes and
Bandringa, the worm Astreptoscolex, Copronoscolex, Didontogaster, Dryptoscolex,
Esconites, Fossundecima, Hystriciola, Levsettius, Pieckonia, and
Rhaphidophorus, Tullimostrum (Tully Monster), and many un-named insects.
paleontology is a science and the photos in this book will appeal to amateur
rock hounds and professional paleontologists alike, it needs to be disclosed that
this is not a book of science. This book
is presented solely for the enjoyment of anyone who might be interested.
A note about the shipping time: This book is printed on demand. Orders are processed/ordered for printing once a week. Extra time is then needed to forward your book to the Author for signing... then your order will be shipped to you. We have listed that it may take 30 days for you to receive your order. On the up side we are offering free shipping.