Trilobites, other fossils and paleo-people.

Paradoxides paradoxissimus. Complete specimen from the Billingen area, Västergötland, Sweden. Photo: Jompa.

The following trilobites are possible to look at - for the moment. At the bottom of the page there are some of my Geology Links. And don´t miss the "Friends of the Alum Shale"!

Ctenopyge angusta . 8 more or less complete specimens on one slab from Kinnekulle, Västergötland. Photo: Jens Rydell.

Peltura acutidens . Kinnekulle, Västergötland. Photo: Jens Rydell.

Peltura minor. Kinnekulle, Västergötland. Photo: Jens Rydell.

Peltura sp. A Peltura with pygidial spines from zone 5b (Peltura minor, Ctenopyge angusta) Kinnekulle, Västergötland. Photo: Jens Rydell.

Protopeltura aciculata . 6 small specimens on one surface. Kinnekulle, Västergötland. Photo: Jens Rydell.

Olenus henningsmoeni . The holotype (LO 7304T) from Hjelmsäter, Kinnekulle, Västergötland. Photo: University of Lund.

Olenus henningsmoeni . 2 specimens to the right and Olenus gibbosus from Melldala, Billingen, Västergötland. Photo: University of Lund.

Olenus henningsmoeni. Specimen from Hjelmsäter, Kinnekulle. Photo: Jens Rydell (good photo, but bad scanning).

Angelina costata. A slab from the Middle Cambrian near Falköping, Sweden. Photo: Jens Rydell. Comment as above.

The second "Friends of the Alum Shale" meeting was held 26 - 30 May 1997, at the Paleo Geology Center in Lidköping at Vänern, Sweden.

The following papers were presented:

  • Per Ahlberg, Euan Clarkson, and Cecilia Taylor: Faunal dynamics and morphological changes in the Upper Cambrian Olenus Zone at Andrarum, Sweden.

  • Stefan Hagenfeldt: Acritarcs from the Scandinavian Alum Shales.

  • Anita Löfgren: Redeposition of conodonts from the Upper Cambrian to the Lower Ordovician in Sweden, and its stratigraphic implications.

  • Arne Nielsen and Niels Schouvsbo: Sea.level oscillations and palaeoenvironments.

  • Frank Rudolph: Significant finds of Upper Cambrian trilobites in the Geschiebe.

  • Frank Rudolph: Trilobites in the erratic boulders of northern Germany.

  • Peter Sheldon: Plus ça change - an evolutionary model to test in the Alum Shales.

  • Nils Spjeldnæs: Ecology and taphonomy of some Alum Shale faunas.

  • Nils Spjeldnæs: The Alum Oil Shale.

  • Svend Stouge: The Cambro-Ordovician boundary and its position in the Alum Shale.

  • Thomas Weidner: New Middle Cambrian fossiliferous boulders from Denmark.

  • Hou Xianguang: New arthropods in the Lower Cambrian, Yunnan, China.

    You can meet some of the participants below. Click on thumbnails to get larger pictures.

    An intense debate! Niels Schouvsbo, University of Copenhagen, Euan Clarkson and Cecilia Taylor, University of Edinburg, and Peter Sheldon, Open University, Milton Keynes.

    Arne Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, and Maurits Lindström, University of Stockholm.

    Niels Speldnaes, Oslo University, at Hunneberg.

    Anita Löfgren, University of Lund, looking for graptolites.

    Walking on the Precambrian Peneplane, Lake Vänern at Nordkroken.

    Svend Stouge, Danmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse, and Peter Sheldon, Open University, Milton Keynes.

    At the "social dinner". Jesper Nielsen,University of Copenhagen, Arne Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, and Kristina Månsson, University of Lund.

    An exhausted organizer - Mario Tassinari.

    Email me at jompa@mbox304.swipnet.se

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