克勞迪歐蜥化石

學名:Claudiosaurus germaini

年代:古生代二疊紀

發現地:Sakamena formation, Morondava Basin(馬達加斯加)

說明:

乍看之下,因為克勞迪歐蜥名字裡的「蜥」字,常常令人聯想到現今生活在陸地上蜥蜴、科摩多巨蜥等,但事實上克勞迪歐蜥與這些蜥蜴可是有著天壤之別呢!克勞迪歐蜥被推測生活在海洋裡,因為他們的骨架缺乏堅硬骨骼,僅有著大量軟骨,如果缺乏在水中的浮力,恐怕早就被自己的重量壓扁了!

The Claudiosaurus is thought to have lived in the ocean. The main reason for this theory is that the skeleton included substantial amounts cartilage, rather than bone, indicating it had trouble supporting its weight on land.

此外,本館收藏的化石亦極具巧思,定睛一看,不難發現左右兩個化石成對稱貌,因為師傅從化石中央將此對切為均等的兩半,所以才會如此對稱的呈現在訪客面前。

Additionally, you can quite easily see the symmetry of these fossils in our collection. This was achieved by slicing the original rock into two identical halves.

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