Monday, May 18, 2009

The curious phenomenon of your occipital horn

The American Museum of Natural History has a vast collection of mollusk specimens, both "dry" (shells) and preserved in fluid. We learn of these collections on a section of the web site dubbed "research"; naturalists who study mollusks might wish to consult the specimens at the museum and compare them to specimens that they themselves have observed. The pages there are practical and text-based. It is the land of the serious.

On the front page of the museum web site, on the other hand, we get something else:

That's right. Extreme mammals!

I like the link in the sidebar: "Extreme Extinction." Indeed.

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