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Help! Ancient Mayan Shell Frog
03-06-2009, 08:20 PM,
#1
Help! Ancient Mayan Shell Frog
Hi, all -

Can anyone venture a guess as to the species (or even genus!) of shell this frog was carved out of?

Thanks!

J

<img src="http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2j0f81u&s=5" alt="http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2j0f81u&s=5" style="border:0" />
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03-07-2009, 01:05 PM,
#2
Help! Ancient Mayan Shell Frog
<img src="http://i41.tinypic.com/2j0f81u.jpg" alt="http://i41.tinypic.com/2j0f81u.jpg" style="border:0" />

I think that works now! Thanks in advance for your help.

J
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03-07-2009, 06:38 PM,
#3
Help! Ancient Mayan Shell Frog
Here it is.  Given the geographic range of the Mayan culture and the pattern on the shell, it couldn't be anything else!

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Oliva porphyria, Tent Olive, from West Central America  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2009-03-08 03:51:53 --</span>
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03-07-2009, 06:54 PM,
#4
Help! Ancient Mayan Shell Frog
Amazing! Thanks so much.

James
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05-22-2009, 04:25 PM,
#5
Help! Ancient Mayan Shell Frog
Ooh, I like that carving!
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