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Actual finds versus plastic

 
 
2ba4t
 
Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 02:44 pm
Where can one find clear images of fossils of whales, dinosaurs etc showing the extent of the actual fossil found and the areas of the skeletons which are reconstructions.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 04:09 pm
@2ba4t,
If you go to a museums collections of reconstructed sections of fossils, they usually use an epoxy or plastic (or even aluminum) and the color differences from the natural v the reconstructed segments are easily distinguished.

Smaller fossils, like trilobotes or bryozoans or small fish , are often "cast" ina resin plastic and then painted so they look like the original. Usually these are sold for study purposes and /or are sold in fossil shops and specimen dealers.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 04:54 am
@2ba4t,
Are you looking for an online source or a physical source?
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