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RE: help with mystery mosasaur skull

There is a cast of this skull on display at the Academy of Natural Sciences in 

Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology &
Chief Preparator
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Natural History 
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205

Phone: (303)370-6392
Fax: (303)331-6492
email: KCarpenter@DMNS.org

For fun:

>>> <Danvarner@aol.com> 02/Dec/03 >>>
Phil Hore <comicsandheroes@hotmail.com> wrote:

<< ye gods, I believe that is it...kinda of a shame that such a famous piece 
and all we can find on the net is a drawing. That picture is alos very handy 
as it makes me realsise we have our skull upside down. One of the other museum 
workers always has grolwed at me about that, but it just sits so much nicer 
the other way around...guess I owe her an apology...thanks for your help. >>

       I don't believe we know the original orientation of the skull as it 
was found in the 18th century, so whether it is upside down or not is open to 
question. It was resting on a flat plane anyway, I would guess. It's not a 
painting...and even many of those don't have an "upside down".

<< A child was brought into this world. A child of light and innocence. A 
beutiful child of with talent, grace and integrity. A child to lead us into a 
glorious future....his name...John Wayne. 
I've seen all his movies! >>

       For the sake of accuracy, the "child of light and innocence"'s name 
was actually Marion Morrison. DV