Marja-Leena Rathje
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Pareiasaurs: reptile, herbivore, possibly an early relation to turtles

Alligator: Alberta, Canada

A few more photos from that most memorable long ago visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. If you missed them, please see Part 1 and Part 2 for the background.

Marja-Leena | 10/07/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks


I really like the first one where the creature remains encased in polished limestone. The form is very elegant.

My husband once wrote a story for our son about how the turtle got its shell. This one may be the original main character.

And there I thought the last one was a bat-winged cat, sideways.

Enjoying all these fossil posts...

It even has two little feet hanging down, though I think that part must be bird. Bird-bat-cat. Probably insane. (Of course, many cats are.)