|Enchodus palatine fang eroding out|
|RMDRC 13-001 fanf after prep|
|RMDRC 13-001 digsite|
A few days later I was working an outcrop slightly lower (just above MU 6) and was shocked to find an articulated skull weathering out of some seriously soft chalk. I hoped it was attached to the rest of an Enchodus.
|RMDRC 13-005 as found|
Originally we were going to "Sternberg" the specimen (pouring plaster directly over the exposed bones to stabilize everything in the jacket) assuming that there was more resent at the site. Unfortunately, sometimes all you get is a head. In this case a giant one (lower jaw 25cm long) indicating an overall length of about 1.25m. This will be the basis for our overall reconstruction.
|RMDRC 13-005, bottom side prepared|
We're hoping for the prototype to be completed and ready for SVP at the end of October. Fingers crossed.