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Thursday, November 27, 2014

New fossil discovered by DCNR's Geologic Survey staff

New fossil discovered by DCNR's Geologic Survey staff

Pennsylvania has a new genus and species of fossil discovered by DCNR Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey. Before this discovery, the oldest know fossil of this infra order (Stenopodidea, known as barber pole shrimp) was thought to be 99 million years old. The new discovery, Devonostenopus pennsylvaniensis pushes the existence of this shrimp back 260 million more years, now the oldest example of a Stenopodidean.

Congratulations to DCNR’s Kristen Hand and Rose-Anna Behr who recognized the fossil in a rock core drilled for a mapping project in Tioga State Forest in north central Pennsylvania. The shrimp was found 502 feet below the land surface in a 2 inch diameter core hole that was drilled in cooperation with Bureau of Forestry.

“It poses a significant impact not only to the world of paleontology, but also to what we thought we knew about how the earth looked here in Pennsylvania 360 million years ago,” said Hand. “The Huntley Mountain Formation, based on earlier research, is supposed to be an area of braided stream deposits, but the presence of this salt water shrimp tells us without a doubt that for this time period we had a significant flooding event that brought sea level up and inland quite far.”

This flooding was probably brought on by climate variations. For more information, visit here.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Obama put it there to keep us from finding his birth certificate.

Kurt said...

Good News! I found information about that flooding event. It is in Genesis Chapters 7 and 8. The flood was a result of man's sin and it covered the entire earth. We can be thankful that God promised not to send another flood because we probably deserve one by now. I also believe the earth is little more than 6 thousand years old. The Bible keeps track of time pretty well since creation

Anonymous said...

6000 years old huh? Yea and Jesus rode dinosaurs.....and people wonder why religion is on the decline.

Anonymous said...

Religion and America are on the decline because of the selfish , self centered , pro doper , pro abortion , anti god left wing nut liberals and their agenda!

Anonymous said...

While a couple have your heads buried down in the sand see what fossils you can find

J.P. Moneymaker said...

No.....religion is on the decline in america because of the multi-million dollar evangelists and their tax free status pushing there own agendas down peoples throats in order to make more money. You can't tout the teachings of just some parts of the bible without teaching the whole. In fact...the bible isn't even whole in and of itself because the old roman churches decided to leave out certain books because it didn't favor them. Fact

Anonymous said...

Oh so even tho there is proof that hash and cannabis was used during the time of Christ and even says in the bible that God gave us every plant bearing seed to use and enjoy, you think "dope" is ruining America and religion? Nice proving you're a hypocritical "Christian".

Anonymous said...

Its pretty amazing that they could take a 2 inch drill bit and drill 500 ft. into the ground and hit a shrimp right on. Whoever was aiming that thing was darn good. How did they know that shrimp was there in the first place?

Anonymous said...

7:59.. Beautifully said. I'm still religious I just quit going to church cause too many priests fondle little boys. I'm my own church.

Anonymous said...

There's great material for a book among these blog posts; I suggest "Potter County Crazies" as the title.