Green River Diplomystus. An extinct genus of freshwater clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern-day extant herrings, alewives, and sardines. The various fossil beds of the Green River Formation span a 5-million-year period, dating to between 53.5 and 48.5 million years old.

Green River Diplomystus. An extinct genus of freshwater clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern-day extant herrings, alewives, and sardines. The various fossil beds of the Green River Formation span a 5-million-year period, dating to between 53.5 and 48.5 million years… Continue Reading

Pacific Ocean: “This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 of the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 24, 2016, while exploring Enigma Seamount at a depth of ~3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota.” [1920 x 1080]

Pacific Ocean: “This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 of the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 24, 2016, while exploring Enigma Seamount at a depth of ~3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to… Continue Reading

[OC] The gigantic leaf of a Philodendron Selloum, or, to go by its new genus classification, Thaumatophyllum Bipinnatifidum. // Plus, it makes a great wallpaper.

[OC] The gigantic leaf of a Philodendron Selloum, or, to go by its new genus classification, Thaumatophyllum Bipinnatifidum. // Plus, it makes a great wallpaper.

Bruce, a 50 foot long Tylosaurus. Tylosaurus was a genus of Mosasaur, a group of large marine reptiles from the late Cretaceous related to modern day snakes and monitor lizards. [3,700 × 1,250]

Bruce, a 50 foot long Tylosaurus. Tylosaurus was a genus of Mosasaur, a group of large marine reptiles from the late Cretaceous related to modern day snakes and monitor lizards. [3,700 × 1,250]

Lepidodendron — also known as scale tree — is an extinct genus of primitive, vascular, arborescent plant related to the lycopsids. Split in half.

Lepidodendron — also known as scale tree — is an extinct genus of primitive, vascular, arborescent plant related to the lycopsids. Split in half.