Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A predatory gastropod from the Pliocene of Cyprus

This week we have another fossil from the Nicosia Formation (Pliocene) of the Mesaoria Plain in central Cyprus. It is again from a Keck Geology Consortium project in 1996 with Steve Dornbos (’97). This time, though, instead of our Coral … Continue reading
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Lunch with a New Friend

My name is Nathan Lapin. I am a senior from Cleveland, Ohio here at Wooster who is currently engulfed in IS. Since I worked on IS for three straight days, I decided to take a break and call up my … Continue reading
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Nanako & Elisabeth: Teriyaki chicken dinner

Hello! I’m Nanako and I’m a member of IPP. I’m a Computer Science and Math double-major sophomore from Yokohama, Japan, and my IPP partner is Elisabeth. Since Elisabeth has studied abroad for a year in Japan, she’s much more familiar … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Another vermetid gastropod from the Pliocene of Cyprus

Why another one of those strange twisty gastropods from the Pliocene of Cyprus for our Fossil of the Week? Because this one fooled me for years. Above is a pair of images of a specimen of the vermetid gastropod Petaloconchus … Continue reading
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Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Congratulations on being admitted into The College of Wooster’s Class of 2019! Instead of writing a blog this year, we are focusing our efforts on social media. We have been and will continue to use Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A worm-like gastropod from the Pliocene of Cyprus

This week we continue with fossils from the Nicosia Formation (Pliocene) of the Mesaoria Plain in central Cyprus. These fossils are from a Keck Geology Consortium project in 1996 with Steve Dornbos (’97). Above we have one of the most distinctive … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: An encrusted scallop from the Pliocene of Cyprus

One of the very best paleontological sites I had the pleasure of collecting was on the hot Mesaoria Plain near the center of the island of Cyprus. It was the summer of 1996 and Steve Dornbos (’97) and I were … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A Cretaceous oyster with borings and bryozoans from Mississippi

As winter closes in on Ohio, I start dreaming about past field trips in warm places. This week’s fossil takes me back to fieldwork in Alabama and Mississippi during May of 2010. Paul Taylor (The Natural History Museum, London) and … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologist in Yorkshire

LEEDS, ENGLAND–It was my good fortune to attend this week the 58th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association in Leeds, Yorkshire, this week. I very much enjoy these meetings because of the high quality of the talks and posters, the … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Beautiful trace fossils from the Upper Ordovician of southern Ohio

Every year we highlight at least one of the fossils found and studied by Wooster’s Invertebrate Paleontology class as part of their field and laboratory exercises. This year it is this nice slab of trace fossils collected by Curtis Davies … Continue reading
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