Today rolled this photo of the moa foot with the caption that claimed it is a dinosaur foot over my tumblr dashboard. And I am not only a Phantom-Geek but also a gigantic animal geek. But I didn’t want to reblog it on my tumblr with the explanation, as it has nothing to do with Phantom of the Opera or my webcomic project. And I want to keep my tumblr as an art blog. And opening a second tumblr to set the facts straight was a bit overblown. 

So I just put the three things, animal geekery, Phantom of the Opera and comic together. And that’s the result.

Sources of the photos of the dino-mummies & further informations about the moa:

http://www.dinosaurmummy.org/guide-to-dinosaur-mummy-csi.html

http://polymathsdilemma.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/dinosaur-colors-or-making-my-little-nerd-heart-happy/

http://paleonews.wordpress.com/category/z-altro-others/collezionismo-z-altro-others/aste-collezionismo-z-altro-others-z-altro-others/page/2/

http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=14746&PHPSESSID=mhpug6ra7381c8lc40j195u1ik9vjkjm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upland_Moa

The Upland Moa is the particular moa whose foot is featured in the photo as a dino-foot. There is even a mummified head of the Upland Moa. As the other moa species only remained in form of bones and eggs, this is really amazing. 

And here something about dinosaurs and birds:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_birds

http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-topics/birds-are-dinosaurs

Animal geekery end! :D

Notes

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