Houston Museum Ammonoids

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#4
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.
 

Hajar

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#7
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).
 

Terri

Sepia elegans
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#8
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.

(e.g. the trilobite guys are up in arms about the wrong number of thoracic segments in a model).
I hear you don't want to mess with those trilobite guys! :goofysca:
 

AndyS

Cuttlefish
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#10
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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