Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Early Triassic Lilliputians

Lilliputians

Just for comparison, the typical size of previously studied Early Triassic gastropods with a Dime for scale.

3 comments:

  1. Are these proto-gastropods, or are they the adult forms?

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  2. Until our fossils were found and studied, these were considered adult forms under the influence of the "Lilliput Effect", small because of environmental conditions after the End Permian Mass Extinction. Now, more study is needed to determine if these are the young of large forms or if they are indeed small forms. To find both forms in a single bed would surely clear things up.

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  3. Wow, those are just speckles!

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