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shelled

(Science: zoology) Having a shell.


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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... arguments. Let me though, take your points in turn 1 & 2 very few organisms fossilise, especially those without hard parts It is true that shelled creatures leave a more extensive record than their soft-bodied counterparts. However you are aware are you not, that fossils of soft body organisms ...

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by scottie
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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What is this animal?

It is a Cantor's giant soft-shelled turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) This peculiar-looking species named Cantor's Giant Soft-shelled Turtle is a species of fresh water turtle that has a broad head and small eyes close to the tip of its snout. ...

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by vk4vfx
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
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Views: 5852

What is this animal?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kyoo_Suppon_Soup.jpg I guess everyone can recognize this is from soft-shelled turtle :lol:

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by JackBean
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:59 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
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Views: 5852

What is this animal?

It's a soft-shelled turtle. I think the juveniles have barely-visible shell margins. Without knowing more details, it would be hard to track it to a species.

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by Darby
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
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Why fossils record is gappy and crappy

But it isn't gappy with common widely-distributed shelled marine animals; the problem is that no one cares about the record of those animals, they want the big sexy vertebrates. If you try to imagine where in the world today large vertebrates are ...

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by Darby
Thu May 15, 2008 1:40 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why fossils record is gappy and crappy
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