Jason Anderson, vertebrate paleontologist and anatomist at the University of Calgary (Canada), shared these two intriguing photos with me, and agreed for me to share them with you. Yay, thanks Jason! Good timing for a badly needed Mystery Dissection post:
What are they (species ID) *AND* from what region of the body?
(they are the same region, same specimen, same animal)
RULE: Your answer must be in the form of a winter holiday song (at least four lines)!
If you’ve been following some of my recent tweets, I’ve been tweeting about the “joys” of increased academic paperwork around holiday-time; e.g. this one:
♫Doing the bloody paperwork
That’s how academia goes
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it blows♫
— John R. Hutchinson (@JohnRHutchinson)
Perhaps some inspiration there.
As always, you can score extra points for creativity.
Remember: the scoreboard is here.
Stomach-Churning Rating: 6/10; if beauty is only skin deep, then ugly is, too?
Here they are…
May these photos bring you happy holidays! And remember, thick skin is good insulation. Bundle up before you go out! No freezer burns, please.