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Re: Beautiful Fossils

In a message dated 98-07-18 14:15:24 EDT, you write:

 Just curious as to what fossils people feel are the most beautiful ever
 found, either visually appealing or of course scientifically...
 for myself...
 Being partial to mosasaurs, for sheer undistorted beauty and preservation I
must say it would be the type skull of one of the last of these animals,
Plotosaurus bennisoni, at Berkeley. In the latest SVP News Bulletin, there's a
photo of the late, great Sam Welles preparing this specimen back in the late
30's. It came from a sand pocket in the Moreno Formation near Fresno,
California. Ordinarily, specimens from here are in terrible shape. What an
exception! Drawings of the skull are also in Camp's,_California Mosasaurs_,
1942. Dan Varner.