Fish are the most abundant of vertebrate fossils found at Florissant Fossil Beds.
Fossil birds are rare at Florissant. The three species illustrated here have been found in the ancient lake beds.
National Museum of Natural History, USNM-11955
A small variety of mammals have been discovered at Florissant Fossil Beds.
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Both adults and aquatic nymphs (juveniles) of damselflies and dragonflies have been found at Florissant fossil beds. You can tell the insect pictured is a damselfly because the wings are held above the body instead of held out horizontally like the wings of an airplane, as in dragonflies. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...