By Richard Arnold Davis, David L. Meyer
The area round Cincinnati, Ohio, is understood during the global for the plentiful and lovely fossils present in limestones and shales that have been deposited as sediments at the sea ground throughout the Ordovician interval, approximately 450 million years in the past -- a few 250 million years earlier than the dinosaurs lived. In Ordovician time, the shallow sea that lined a lot of what's now the North American continent teemed with marine lifestyles. The Cincinnati region has yielded a number of the world's so much ample and best-preserved fossils of invertebrate animals resembling trilobites, bryozoans, brachiopods, molluscs, echinoderms, and graptolites. So recognized are the Ordovician fossils and rocks of the Cincinnati sector that geologists use the time period "Cincinnatian" for strata of a similar age all over the place North the USA. This booklet synthesizes greater than one hundred fifty years of analysis in this fossil treasure-trove, describing and illustrating the fossils, the existence conduct of the animals represented, their groups, and residing kinfolk, in addition to the character of the rock strata in which they're came upon and the environmental stipulations of the traditional sea.
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A . M i l l e r et al. 1879; M i c k l e b o r o u g h a n d W e t h e r b y 1878a, 1956; W e t h e r b y 1879a, 1879b, 1880, 1881; A n o n . ) John M i c k l e b o r o u g h , P h . D . , w a s t h e p r i n c i p a l o f t h e C i n c i n n a t i N o r m a l John S c h o o l from 1878 until 1885. T h i s s c h o o l w a s a part of t h e C i n c i n n a t i p u b - Mickleborough lie school system that w a s d e d i c a t e d t o t r a i n i n g t e a c h e r s . T h e C i n c i n n a t i Board of Education suspended the operation of the N o r m a l S c h o o l in 1900, but that w a s a d e c a d e a n d a h a l f after D r .
D. W a l c o t t said that M i l l e r "sold w h e n e v e r i m p e c u n i o u s to G u r l e y " ( S h e r b o r n 1940, 97); a n d S h e r b o r n i n d i c a t e d that m o s t of M i l l e r s types were at the University of C h i c a g o in t h e c o l l e c t i o n of W. K E. G u r l e y (with w h o m M i l l e r had p u b l i s h e d a n u m b e r of scientific papers). S . A . M i l l e r w i l l e d b o t h his c o l l e c t i o n a n d his library t o t h e U n i v e r s i t y of C i n c i n n a t i .
P r o f A. C. " In January o f 1878 h e was a p p o i n t e d " C u r a t o r o f t h e M u s e u m i n the U n i v e r s i t y , " a n d in M a r c h of that year, his title w a s c h a n g e d to professor of natural history (Board o f D i r e c t o r s , University o f C i n c i n n a t i , 46, 65, 77, 8 0 , 1 0 0 , 1 1 7 ) . W e t h erby listed h i m s e l f a s " A . M . , Professor o f G e o l o g y and Z o o l o g y , U n i v e r s i t y o f C i n c i n n a t i " ( W e t h e r b y 1880, 1881).
A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region (Life of the Past) by Richard Arnold Davis, David L. Meyer