25.1.10

"fossil" of the weekend! #60

a cast skeleton of an elephant bird and its egg (i didn't catch whether it was aepyornis or mullerornis though... that and there is really debate on whether there were 4 types of elephant bird or any other number down to 1?).

i put the " marks around fossil in this fossil of the weekend, as elephant birds aren't really that old. these bones would have at most been 10's of thousands years old. in all likelihood they are a lot newer then at. elephant birds were wiped out by humans, and as of such typically their remains are a lot newer then the average fossil...

2 comments:

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Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

like this "birdie"