n7-paleontologist: I found a helix fossil! *in…

n7-paleontologist:

I found a helix fossil! *insert Pokemon Got Item jingle*

But I’m not even kidding! This fossil from the @alfpaleo Museum is the same kind of fossil that helped to inspire the fossil Pokemon Omanyte and Omastar!

In fact, all the fossil Pokemon were inspired by real world fossils. Kabutops was inspired by horseshoe crabs. Cranidos was inspired by Pachycephalosaurs. Tyrantrum was inspired by T. rex!

If you want to learn more about how fossils have inspired so many of our favorite SciFi and fantasy monsters, you should come check out my talk this Thursday for @nerdnitela! I’ll be there in cosplay to represent @cosplayforscience! So join me and my fellow paleontologists @paleomel and @tattoosandbones for Dino Nite 2: The Sloth Expansion!

#paleontology #pokemon #pokemongo #omanyte #helixfossil #ammonite #nerdnite #nerdnitela #cosplay #cosplayforscience #jurassicpark #jurassicworld #filipinoscientist #thescicommunity #SciComm
(at Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology)