Fossils of Marine Life

Of course, just as it has changed on land, life in the oceans has changed markedly over the last several hundred million years.

Ancient Marine Invertebrates.

An example of this is the trilobites. Which were wide spread, but which have been extinct for over 200 million years. Their closest living relatives are horseshoe crabs.

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Trilobite

 

Ancient Marine Vertebrates.

The masosaurs were major marine predators from the age of dinosaurs. There are other interesting extinct vertebrates such as exotic armored fish, sea turtles, etc.

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mosasaur