Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Hajar, May 25, 2012.
A tiny selection from all the fine specimens on show in the new HMNS palaeo wing.
and there is also this ..
Did you notice the puncture marks from the teeth of a marine reptile in the upper left specimen?
The holes that look filled in with a beige putty?
Sometimes I think I am as amazed with fossilization as much as the fossiles.
I'm still not convinced they're not limpet scars.
Searching limpet scars led me to this interesting and slightly amusing article...http://www.nature.com/news/1998/981015/full/news981015-5.html ...
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).
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!
I paid another visit today and found that they've added quite a few new pieces to the display.
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.
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