Orthocones in the "Efteling"

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  1. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Whilst entering our local amusement park's "white water rafting" ride, I couldn't help but notice that the slabs of stone used for the entrance to the ride "Piraña" were beautifully laced with Orthocones. My iPhone was, alas, my photography weapon of choice, but I think it's still worth posting. The one on the right is about a foot and a half in length, minimum...

     
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    Terri Sepia elegans Registered

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    I agree, nice!8-)
     
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    Very cool that they would present real rocks with interesting things to look at. All of our parks manufacture the landscape and they look that way.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice of them to section them longitudinally.:smile: Where is the slab showing the siphuncle? :neutral:
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Somewhere down the crazy river...
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    The only cephalopod on display at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Research Centre in Vancouver B.C., where the Canadian Palaeontology Conference I attended last weekend was held. No label, but at least they show the siphuncle. :sly:
     

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    hummm, I think it needs a head and eyes :sagrin:
     
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    :tongue: D beat me to it..:heee:. Seriously though, really nice Orthocone. Is it an Actinocerid? Nice line up of presenters too. Some people have all the fun. :mrgreen:
     
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    hmm...maybe something more like a Treptoceras? Although it's not as slender as the few I looked at the siphuncle has that bead-like appearance.
     

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