Strombus galeatus (Eastern pacific Giant Conch)
from: Kiener, L. C. (1843). Spécies général et iconographie des coquilles vivantes : comprenant la collection du Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna … et les déecouvertes réecentes des voyageurs / par L.-C. Kiener. Vol. 4, p. 153.
Dorsal and ventral views ofAustralian Giant Cuttlefish, Sepia apama
lithographic proofs from Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria, John James Wild
(via: Museum Victoria)
Venericardia planicosta. by Library & Archives @ Royal Ontario Museum on Flickr.
Author: Sowerby, James, 1757-1822.
Title: The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain; or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Those Remains of Testaceous Animals or Shells, Which Have Been Preserved at Various Times and Depths in the Earth. By James Sowerby, F.L.S.G.S.W.S. &c. Author of British Mineralogy, Exotic Mineralogy, British Miscellany, English Fungi, and a Botanical Drawing Book; Publisher of English Botany, &c.
Imprint: London : Printed by B. Meredith, 1812-
Physical Description: 1 print : engraving ; plate mark 190 x 110 on leaf 23 x 15 cm.
Page: Plate 50.
Call Number: QL425 .G7 S731 1812 Rare Book
“Ammonite graveyard” by John Sibbick
“John Sibbick’s detailed interpretation of a graveyard of extinct swimming mollusks called ammonites. An acclaimed artist, Sibbick has even been honored with a newfound pterosaur named after him, dubbed Ludodactylus sibbicki.” boingboing
Illustrations by Robert Nichols:
Mega Tooth Rising:
“The Miocene oceans were dangerous places to swim. Even the great baleen whales, such as Cetotherium, could fall victim to toothed physteroids and, of course, Carcharocles megalodon. Known to many simply as, megalodon, this 16m long predator possessed the size and strength to kill and eat the largest creatures on Earth.
ORIGINAL unavailable PRINTS: £15.00 POSTER PRINTS: L=£80.00 O=£120.00 M=£160.00”
“Commissioned by the Museum of Jurassic Marine. In a desperate attempt to avoid capture, thousands of Thrissops fish swarm together into a bait ball. Trachyteuthis, belemnites and Pectinatites ammonites also take action to leave the scene as three ichthyosaurs (unnamed) hunt for prey. The youngest ichthyosaur darts into the bait ball causing the Thrissops to separate and open a writhing circular window to the ocean surface above.
ORIGINAL (26cm x 56cm): £650.00 PRINTS: £15.00 POSTER PRINTS: L=£90.00 O=£135.00 M=£180.00”
Long-Gone Mollusk Comes to Life with 3D Printer
by LiveScience Staff
Scientists have created a lifelike model of a long-extinct sea creature using a 3D printer.
The oval-shaped mollusk — a type of multiplacophoran called Protobalanus spinicoronatus — creeped around on ocean floors 390 million years ago with a single, suction-like foot. It also had an imposing armor of stiff plates surrounded by a ring of spines, but scientists were not sure how exactly these features were arranged. Most known fossil specimens of multiplacophorans are broken and decayed. [Image Gallery: Extinct Sea Creature Reconstructed]
A team of researchers used a micro CT scan on fossilized fragments of the prehistoric mollusk found in Ohio 10 years ago. The scan gave the scientists an animated view of the creature’s shells and spines in their original position and allowed for a textured model of the mollusk to be produced with a 3D printer…
(read more: Live Science) (image: Jakob Vinter, UT-Austin)