Happy Fossil Friday!    

Friday October 30, 2020

  Instructor: Arthur Reed, P.G.

 

Dragonflies in the Jurassic

 

You are looking at a dragonfly fossil (Cymatophlebia longialata) from the Jurassic limestone of Germany.  These lived between 200 and 145 million years ago.

Invertebrates were the first group of animals to evolve powered flight, 100 million years before any other group would take to the sky!

Source: @NHM_London

 

Brief visit to the Solnhofen Limestone Quarry in Germany where this fossil was found.