-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 (down-turned) rostrum, an evolutionary adaptation to its role as a seagrass eater. An extinct sirenian, its modern relatives are the manatees and modern dugong (Dugong dugon). It's not known exactly why so few sirenian species exist today. 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: 17½"L x 7"W x 6"H -Species: Platanista gangetica -Notes: Living in the muddy water systems of India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangledesh, The Ganges river dolphin (also known as susu) is almost blind and is believed to be able to only see light and dark. Although sometimes found in small groups,...