-Size: 14½"L x 8"W x 8½"H
-Species: Dugong dugon
-Notes: The dugong belongs to the order Sirenia, which includes manatees. Sirenians belong to a group called subungulates, which includes elephants and hyraxes, two animals that by appearances and habitat would seem to have nothing in common. The original specimen was collected in Australia around 1870 and sent to the London Zoo. It was then acquired by the Charleston Museum in 1876. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).
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-Species: Sinosauropteryx prima -Notes: This carefully crafted piece consists of faux proto-feathers to simulate its fluffy appearance, as shown in the original fossil. The coloration and patterns that you see in this sculpture are genuine to the live animal's appearance. We know this thanks to the preservation of melanosomes in...
-Size: 36"L x 18"H (1:1 Scale) -Species: Ubirajara jubatus -Notes: This carefully crafted piece consists of faux proto-feathers to simulate its fluffy appearance, as shown in the original fossil. It also sports two pairs of quills coming from the shoulders that have been described as "ribbons." -Age: Cretaceous Period, 115-113...
-Size: 17"L x 10"W x 11"H -Species: Metaxytherium floridanum -Notes: This fossil dugong skull was found in the Lower Bone Valley formation (approximately 9.5-7 million years old) of the phosphate mines of Polk County, Florida, in 1978 by M. McClain. The most notable characteristic of the dugong skull is its deflected...