Paleonet: Mystery specimen

Howard Gibbins gibbins at
Fri Mar 9 14:18:02 GMT 2018


Much appreciated.

Howard Gibbins BA, BEd
Laboratory Vertebrate Palaeontology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB., Canada
(780) 492-9366

> On Mar 9, 2018, at 07:07, Carl Mehling <cosm at> wrote:
> I just checked our collections and it isn’t ours. But thanks so much for posting this!
> From: Paleonet < at> On Behalf Of Howard Gibbins
> Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:48 PM
> To: PaleoNet <paleonet at>; Preplist: the Vertebrate Paleontology Preparators' mailing list <preplist at>
> Subject: Paleonet: Mystery specimen
> Greetings,
> Please excuse the cross posting, but I figured that it was best to send this to both Preplist & PaleoNet to get the best coverage possible.
> We have a specimen of a partial Champsosaur skull in our possession, with the catalogue number 8220 written on it in black ink (see attached pictures). We don't believe it is our specimen. A handwritten note with specimen states [possibly by Bruce Naylor?]:  "Probably Not our specimen - Whose?  NMC?" 
> We have checked with National Museum of Canada, & Royal Ontario Museum but both say it isn't theirs.
> The specimen was possibly borrowed by Dr. Richard Fox in late 1960's during his research on Champsosauridae; but as of this date [March 8, 2018]  no original home has been found.
> I would appreciate it if you could check your collections for a missing specimen, and let me know if it is yours.
> Howard Gibbins
> University of Alberta
> Laboratory for Vertebrate Palaeontology
> Biological Sciences Building
>  CW-405
>> Edmonton, AB., Canada
> ​ T6​G-2E9
> (780) 492-9366
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