Beginner's Class Links
by Greg Courtney, Education Chair

Beginner's Class: February 23, 2012, by Ron Fine

Cincinnatian Gastropod Primer (PDF File 9930KB)

Beginner's Class: February 24, 2011

Part 1 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

World's Largest Animals Link List----

Largest Modern Bacteria
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/320117.stm

Largest Living Thing - cloned trees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9y38_2_YY

Largest single tree
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGuDjUVDSgY&feature=related

Botanical records , largest ,oldest fossil , etc..
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0601.htm

Largest fossil forest http://gx-communique.blogspot.com/2008/09/fossil-forests-about-polywave.html

Stromatolites

living http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyYyYFtqQxs

fossil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-cDtOqd16Y

Anamolocarius video gallery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YsNRnZRgg8

Shonisaurus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zI_W42gZeQ&NR=1

Part 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------

Coral great barrier reef http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCQ2IwFuwxE

Greg and school kids draw life size giant animals http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/183107915eFCFCH

Largest Brachiopod http://www.yale.edu/ypmip/taxon/brachio/34819.html

Largest clam http://arizonageology.blogspot.com/2009/02/worlds-largest-fossil-oyster-and-more.html

Largest Trilobite http://www.trilobites.info/lgtrilos.htm

comparison chart
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/07/trilobites-fossil.html

largest cluster of giants
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31856336@N03/4118445581/

 largest  nearly complete specimen

Biggest Trilobite Sea Beasts Found ... in Swarms
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090511-giant-trilobites-swarms-picture.html

Fortney with the giants
http://www.globalgeopark.org/Portals/1/01-News_Events/BigTrilosresized.jpg

slab photo http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/07/trilobites-zoom.html
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/download/id/43513/name/BIG_BRUISER.jpg

 record arthropod chart
http://kawekaweau.deviantart.com/art/MEGA-Artropodos-65624881

largest spider actualy a missidentified eurypterid
http://home.earthlink.net/~gastropod/megarachne.jpg

Largest Gastropod

Largest Crinoid
http://www.nmnh.si.edu/iz/echinoderm/body_records.htm

Largest Cephlopod
 sound down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSA59I53Sg0&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Largest animals part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hmKJEJiKfw

part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvSgghe2Y_U

Largest squids modern photos http://wireless-mesh-fm-radio-tv-media.blogspot.com/2008/05/colossal-squid-

largest squid video gallery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-JRz1Rwh6M

Largest deep sea squid 1st time photoed / frozen specimens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVV00ViiyjI

http://www.pyroradio.com/index.cfm/act/news_details/id/439


Largest Eyrepterid
 photo http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5uf6fg14V-E/TPQD0Zi5xbI/AAAAAAAAAJM/x7A2O58W7HI/s1600

http://blog.everythingdinosaur.co.uk/blog/_archives/2007/11/24/3373385.html

http://big_game.at.infoseek.co.jp/SilurianSeas/SeaScorpion2.jpg


Giant Orthocone eating sea scorpions
http://seamonsters.wikia.com/wiki/Giant_orthocone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eyzLSyPABk

E fossils on slab
http://www.fossilmall.com/EDCOPE_Enterprises/invertebrates/Invert4/Invert4.htm

Shonisaurus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zI_W42gZeQ&NR=1

Size chart sea monsters -black background
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEBufNMXtbY


Part 3 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Largest Shark
http://www.sharksteeth.com/Megalodon.htm

 Jaw Pictures
http://www.baystatereplicas.com/images/bc_11_46p_biopsi_set_meg_teeth.jpg

  largest teeth found
http://www.aquaexplorers.com/fossil_shark_teeth_diving.htm

Largest Fish
article / small photo http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3119228.stm

  article
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/10/1001_031001_biggestfish.html

Largest Modern Day Insects

http://www.extremescience.com/BiggestBug.htm

Largest Ancient Insect
http://www.kmnh.jp/check_e/001.html

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-meganeura.htm

 video start at 2:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMTt71uzJno

Largest Ant
 bottom specimen
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.formica.de/stammesgeschichte/galerietert.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3DFormicium%2Bgiganteum%26start%3D20%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DN

Largest Cocroach
http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/bigroachpics.htm#anchor6894

Early Spider

http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/silkspin.htm

Living Fossil Spider
http://www.amonline.net.au/spiders/diversity/what/fossils.htm

Largest Spider - Humor
http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/store/usp8.html

Largest Frog

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=111119

Largest Amphibian

 video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2YSeU3FwRk&feature=related

Largest Land Snake

 Illustration , bus
http://www.crome.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/big-snake.jpg

You Tube intro video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyVKmQgoP7A


photo of skeleton
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Titanoboa_cerrejonensis_cientificos.jpg


Largest Turtle
http://www.bhigr.com/pages/sshows/arch/frame.htm

Largest crocodile super croc

 video Nigel  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z5wLKtUIxg&feature=related

 Deinosuchus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3bUFdpgVyU

Largest sea creatures chart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu95QN9Y2Go&feature=related

Part 4B
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Largest Flightless Bird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vLhjkZaZpw

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_koA8FRK7rrg/TQEo63VLVmI/AAAAAAAAAGE/Y_rFWjivymY/s1600/D+stirtoni.png

http://www.sciencephoto.com/images/download_lo_res.html?id=670013503

Largest Bird that can Fly

http://www.lairweb.org.nz/vulture/teratornis.html

http://sped2work.tripod.com/evidence.html

 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9py6IgNlFak/TBlczA3r9mI/AAAAAAAAAdo/I4qmPF7_9Js/s320/argentavis.jpg

Largest Eagle

http://www.nzbirds.com/birds/haasteagle.html

http://www.kenozoicum.nl/website%20mega%20predators/haasts%20eagle.html

Part 4C
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Largest Land Mammal

 text itro http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraceratherium
http://lsdimension.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/indrico1.jpg?w=460&h=265
http://www.robbychen.com/ca272/final/images/mammals/indricotherium4.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auVkvcTOvho

Largest Carnivourus Mammal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXNQgpCflIs

Largest Australian Animals ( newly found )
http://www.abc.net.au/science/ozfossil/megafauna/fauna/default.htm

Other New Big Finds
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0922_030922_giantrodent.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3120950.stm

Largest rat http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/jan/15/giant.rodent

Part 4D
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Largest Sea Mammal
http://www.gygis.com/blue_whale.html

Longest Sea Creature
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion's_mane_jellyfish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0I-3wkH37w&feature=related

Part 4

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Lioplerodon

 wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liopleurodon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D4AA_l6c3w

Largest Swimming Reptiles Kronosaurus

wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronosaurus

http://www.oceansofkansas.com/kronosar.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shonisaurus

Predator X vs Megladon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogmQcI1Q7mE

Largest Flying Reptile start 20 second
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jv1abQaOEU

Nyctosaurus  video 5:00 big crest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7BL0RPdYxU&feature=related

Largest Carnivourus Dinosaur
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5hQrOZeFug

Largest Dinosaur
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0770763.html

Hall of fame dinosaurs ,
largests , fastest , smartest etc..
Largest Flightless Carnivourus Birds

http://www.paleozone.homestead.com/andalsculpt.html model by creek

Argentinosaurus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcLrfu81Aas

biggest meat eater
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_l8772gWsc&feature=channel

 

part 5
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Largest Primate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmmZiOszzAs

 naughty title (enlarge quick)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zudTxHD2AWk&feature=fvst


Largest Human
video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arX4l9b9UPc

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pis&GRid=1590&PIgrid=1590&PIcrid=184826&PIpi=100121&

http://www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow/#gallery

Largest Man Made Things ( humor )

Largest fossil whale http:

 Oceans biggest ,
http://aquaviews.net/oceans-fastest-biggest-deadliest-creatures/

 BIG LIST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largest_prehistoric_organisms

World's oldest object 4.4 billon years old
 http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2005/04/sure_to_drive_c.html

 

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