turtle teeth

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  • Raph: Apparently there is a switch in the kitchen. If you turn it off, it turns off all the equipment in Donnie's lab. Like, the entire lab, it turns it off.
  • Mikey: No!
  • Leo: Why is there- Why is that a switch?!
  • [later]
  • Donnie: Raph, let’s go back to, like, 2004, OK? We’re in our second lair, I'm finally restarting my projects. If that switch existed and one of you motherfuckers hit it once, what would I have done to that switch?
  • Raph: You would’ve ripped it out of the fucking wall! Like, you would’ve fucking Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom style- You would’ve pulled it out with it pulsing with blue electricity!
  • Mikey: There’d be two holes. There’d be one in your desk, and one in the wall.
  • michelangelo: hey donny i was wondering
  • donatello: yeah
  • michelangelo: why do we have teeth
  • donatello: what
  • michelangelo: i don't think turtles have teeth. at least not the way we do, donny
  • donatello: what
  • michelangelo: master splinter, why do we have teeth
  • splinter: i spent my entire life studying how to fight, not whether or not turtles have teeth, michelangelo
  • *Molly's flat*
  • Molly: *exits her bedroom, wearing a red dress; gestures quickly at herself* Well?
  • Sherlock: *typing on his laptop*
  • Molly: *huffs; turns around and goes back into her room*
  • *several minutes later*
  • Molly: *dashes out of her bedroom, wearing a short blue dress; brushing herself down* Okay, this will have to do. I'm running late.
  • Sherlock: *still typing*
  • Molly: *irritated* A veterinarian, Sherlock. He saves animals for a living. In boyfriend terms, that's up there with Tom Hardy... *mumbles* and, you know, detectives.
  • Sherlock: *glances at her*
  • Molly: *checking herself in the mirror* Okay, wish me luck.
  • Sherlock: *stands up and approaches her; takes her hand and begins pulling her towards the bedroom*
  • Molly: *confused* What are you doing?
  • Sherlock: *smirks* Molly, did I ever tell you the story of how I rescued a deer whose leg had been trapped under a fallen tree branch? *inclines his head towards the bedroom*
  • Molly: *grins*

Amphibian August #25 – Pantylus

One of the most well-known and common microsaurs, Pantylus lived during the Early Permian of Texas, USA (~290-272 mya). It was a highly terrestrial lepospondyl, about 25cm long (10″), and would have somewhat resembled a stout-bodied lizard with a large head and short but well-developed limbs.

It was probably capable of burrowing, using its shovel-like snout and strong forelimbs to dig head-first into the ground in a similar manner to the modern turtle frog.

Its teeth were blunt and conical, adapted for grinding and crushing tough food, and in some specimens were worn down to stubs from heavy use. It most likely ate hard-shelled invertebrates – but there’s also a small possibility that it was at least semi-herbivorous, something highly unusual among amphibians.