Houston Museum Ammonoids

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Hajar, May 25, 2012.

  1. Hajar

    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    A tiny selection from all the fine specimens on show in the new HMNS palaeo wing.
     

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    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    and there is also this ..
     

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    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Did you notice the puncture marks from the teeth of a marine reptile in the upper left specimen?
     
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    The holes that look filled in with a beige putty?

    Sometimes I think I am as amazed with fossilization as much as the fossiles.
     
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    I'm still not convinced they're not limpet scars. :sagrin:
     
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    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Thank you Terri. I had completely missed that. If you look at the photo, the punctures in the top row curve up, not consistent with a reptile mouth. I need to find out how to contact the curator since there are a few areas of discussion to share with him (e.g. the trilobite guys are up in arms about the wrong number of thoracic segments in a model).
     
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    Your welcome Hajar, but actually Kevin was the first to question, I just stumbled on that article. I think there has been a similiar discussion somewhere with shark bites.

    I hear you don't want to mess with those trilobite guys! :goofysca:
     
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    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    I paid another visit today and found that they've added quite a few new pieces to the display.
     

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    Thanks for posting these, Hajar...
    Good to see a Scunthorpe ?Aegasteroceras (first picture) having made it into the HMNS.
    Note to myself : Must visit the HMNS next time I´m in the area.

    AndyS
     

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