Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hooder chops

Scott Stelmar tells me, 'I ran into a reconstruction of the mouthparts of an ancient creature that instantly evoked the choppers of a hooder.'



Certainly does.

5 comments:

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

Jon Sullivan organized this fossil? pure evil.

Spencer said...

Not a nice thought, being systematically stripped of your flesh by those gnashers under the huge hood. Those outer ones are freakishly close to how i picture them aswell.

Jebel Krong said...

uncanny - just to show evolutionary design does throw out every conceivable possibility, at least once...

Neal Asher said...

Not Jon Sullivan, Vaude - all his visualizations are between his ears, so maybe he's as sick as me.

Spencer, it adds the trapped in darkness aspect to being slowly eaten alive.

Jebel, there's not a monster I've invented that doesn't have a near equivalent on Earth. This is why it makes me laugh when critics occasionally say my monsters are a bit OTT.

bandersnatch said...

These mouthparts are actually one of the most common sets around as they belong to most gastropods http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radula.
I can just imagine the set that must have belonged to the house-sized snail on SpatterJay and to Larry Niven's frumious bandersnatch on Jinx.