Monday, September 8, 2008

Puzzle Time: What's the connection?


Yes, see if you can guess the connection between these two fossils.

5 comments:

"Sono una legge non scritta che cito testualmente" said...

Are they two animals bearing a pair of lateral processes on their heads?

The vertebrate seems a juvenile procolophonid, am I right?

"Sono una legge non scritta che cito testualmente" said...

Hemm... "an owenettid" may be a better answer.

"Sono una legge non scritta che cito testualmente" said...

Saurodectes is both an insect and an owenettid!!!!! "Saurodectes" is another "invertebrate" name that kills a fossil reptile name (after Rahona, Ingenia, Nemegtia, Mononichus...) ? The owenettid on the left must change its name?

I apologise for writing 3 comments...

Adam Yates said...

Wow that was quick! Yes you are correct, both were named Saurodectes.

220mya said...

For those naming new animal taxa, the website Nomenclator Zoologicus is indispensable for finding pre-occupied names.