Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Versteinerung Muschelschale

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Versteinerung Muschelschale.

Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Image: GrrlScientist, 13 April 2010 [larger view]

This is a gorgeous fossil shell photographed at the Senckenberg Naturmuseum .. how old is this? What species is this? I don’t know .. but I will return and collect more detailed information to share with you (this first visit was a quick pass through the museum to see what they have on display).


  1. #1 Lyle
    April 16, 2010

    If you get a chance go to Solenhofen in Bayern, which is where a lot of the excellent fossils come from. In particular archioptrix fossils come from there. (Being as you are big with birds going to see where their ancestors lived might be interesting) There are museums in both Solenhofen and Eichstadt.

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    April 17, 2010

    lyle: of COURSE i shall go to both those museums! i would love to go behind the scenes (or behind the glass, as it were) for photography purposes, so am practicing so i will be good by the time i make it there .. hopefully, i will visit soon.

  3. #3 Frank Habets
    April 17, 2010

    It looks like the inner mold of a large planispiral gastropod. Reminds me of the Ordovician maclurites, but extra-whorly.

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