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News: Dog finds sail-back synapsid fossil from Carboniferous in Nova Scotia



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


At couple of versions of a news story about discovery of sail-back
synapsid fossilin Nova Scotia, Canada, with different photos:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/08/16/ns-superstar-sail-back-fossil.html

http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/family-makes-nova-scotia-s-most-significant-fossil-find-1.916896


(The skull looks more like an edaphosaurid to me, the Dimetrodon model
notwithstanding. Also, dogs are known to have an acute sense of smell
that can detect traces from days before--but 300 million years
before?!)