GEOL 106

Task 1: Select your Primary Animal

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Explore Resources to Select your Primary Animal

Be sure you can find or create an image of the animal.

Be sure to select a vertebrate for your starring animal.

Be sure to explore the geologic era to be certain you want to research a co-star and supporting invertebrate animal from this same era!

Good Library Resources for Getting Started: Online Encyclopedias
Good Web Sources for Getting Started 

(you also need to use library resources for this project):

Additional paleontology-related links: 

Explore Google Arts and Culture for paleontology museums:

Off Limits for your Research

Do Not Choose the Following Animals

Dinosaurs that are off-limits:

All Mesozoic animals who's names start with the letters A-E. including: Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus, Iguanodon, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, and Velociraptor.

Off limit fossil mammals:

Canis, Mammuthus, & Smilodon

  • Also note "Canis dirus" (dire wolves) are off limits because the genus "Canis" is not extinct- in fact it includes modern dogs and wolves.