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    Guess the image:

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GingerCoffee, Nov 14, 2014.

    I came across this very odd thing and I thought I start a guess the image thread. Post some part of an object or animal and see who knows what it is.

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    That's got to be the jaw of some kind of shark or ray or perhaps a chimaera. The dentition says something that's a bottom feeder, mollusks probably high in its diet. That mouth looks made to crush, not shred. Also, the "bone" looks very cartilaginous, again indicative of a shark or a ray or chimaera.
     
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    @Wreybies stole my answer. :rant: Quit copying off my paper!
     
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    You're in the right genus, @Wreybies. Good job.

    See if this helps narrow it down:
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    That's a Port Jackson Shark. Such a pretty creature to have such an F'd up looking mouth. o_O
     
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    Bingo. Weirdest teeth I recall ever seeing.
     
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    Try this one:
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    Looks like the backside of an armadillo.
     
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    Very close, but it's not the usual armadillo we see as road kill in TX.
     
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    What it looks like to me is a hybrid between a horseshoe crab and a discarded soft drink cup. But that would be crazy... It definitely looks like an underwater armored creature of some sort though.
     
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    Pink fairy armadillo
     
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    I thought you were joking... Then I googled it. :O

    I never knew that such a thing existed!
     
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    Yaaay @Darkkin.

    [​IMG]

    I'll have to find a harder one. :) Anyone else want to try?
     
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    Corn dog?
     
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    Yay! Ginger... I'd actually thought of doing a thread like this myself when I was cropping pics one day. The one above looks like some kind of hairy cocoon so I'd have to take a stab at a Puss Moth Caterpillar. (I know of them but I've never actually seen one.) Fascinating critters and venomous too... they might look a bit cutesy, they're not.

    @Lewdog... yup, I thought that too. A hairy corndog.
     
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    I'll play. Sorry for the res on the pic, I had to blow it up and crop to not totally give the game away. It might look obvious, but try and skew your thought processes a tad.

    What's this?


    DSCF7970.jpg
     
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    Caterpillar is the right genus. I think that's good enough when it comes to insects.

    There are teeth, and it looks like burlap, not something organic. So either a jaw bone in a burlap body bag or sheepshead fish in a bag?
     
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    @GingerCoffee

    Definitely on the right track with the burlap... think application... what makes this picture a little unusual is, when we think of what this is, we tend to associate the practice with human beings.

    ETA...if you could see one more upper tooth on either side, it'd pretty much give the game away, I think.
     
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    That's a human being and it's a burial practice in some cultures? I know some cultures have a ritual where on special days, the living would mingle with their dead.

    ...Only if that's not a human, but we're talking about application...

    ...Mummification of an animal?
     
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    Yeah, I'm guessing a Central or South American mummy.
     
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    So, so close guys.... mummy it is, Egyptian in fact... care to guess which animal?
     
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    A dog or maybe a goat? Those incisors look large to be a cat and I know they mummified uncounted numbers of cats. There are even examples of fake mummified cats with no cat inside the wrappings at all.
     
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    If only you hadn't tried to talk yourself out of it @Wreybies.:) Tis indeed a cat... I think the reason the incisors look big is that we are used to viewing them as very small because of gum coverage. Cat teeth look as much like tombstones as human ones do, once the gums either recede or, as in this case, are completely gone. And yeah.. I think they found more mummified cats than any other animal. I think this was in part due their popularity as household pets, and the veneration of Bast and Sekmet.

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    I found these in my stock pic collection, though when a pic of a mummified cat will come in handy, I'm not quite sure.
     
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    That's me to a T. I'll overthink myself out of a free meal. :p
     
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