Maybe if he sits there with his mouth open long enough, he thinks I’ll feed him. Wrong! Silly cat, human food is for humans.
Fossil sea urchin
This sea urchin belonging to the genus Hemicidaris (Echinoidea - Carinacea - Hemicidaridae) is an extinct echinoid that inhabited the sea waters of Europe and North Africa from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian - 182 million years ago) to Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian - 135 million years ago).
What is shown in the photos are the lateral, dorsal and ventral views (top to bottom) of the fossilized exoskeleton of one Hemicidaris sea urchin.
Photo credit: ©Stan Celestian | Locality: Novion-Porcien, the Ardennes, northern France - [Top: profile view] - [Middle: dorsal view] - [Bottom: ventral view]
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The Fennec Fox, also known as the desert fox, is the smallest fox, weighing only just over 2 pounds. Fennecs have very acute hearing and can pick up the movements of their prey or enemies at a considerable distance, even underground. Their large ears, helps them regulate body heat, blood running near the skin in the ear dissipates heat allowing them to stay cool and not overheat on the hot desert sun.
Though cute, furry, and non-stinky, fennecs are very avid diggers. In the wild they build dens by tunneling in the sand, and are capable of digging 20 feet in one night.