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Started by Jetoar, February 22, 2013, 09:04:19 PM
Quote from: brontodocus on February 22, 2013, 09:27:13 PMSo the two small ones are identical then? I'm not sure if AAA had Carcharias taurus in mind when they produced the big one, "Tiger Shark" would normally suggest Galeocerdo cuvier (which it obvously cannot be since the figure's rostrum is not wide and truncate). The first dorsal is too far forward for a Largetooth Sandtiger, but the Smalltooth Sandtiger, Odontaspis ferox, has a dorsal that's further forward than that of C. taurus. But again, it's still not too close to the original (and do we know if the sculptor even knew about Smalltooth Sandtigers?). At least the pointed, apparently conical rostrum suggests a lamniform shark, so the interpretation as an odontaspidid makes sense.
Quote from: sbell on February 22, 2013, 11:09:40 PMHah! I had one of the big ones hanging in my high school locker! Alongside a bi Monterey Bay White shark (now that thing could hurt someone). Also had the little one, stuck to a magnet, in the locker. Don't have them anymore though.