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One of the best figures to ever grace a peer-reviewed scientific journal (warning: panda demise)

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From the article entitled "Remains of Holocene giant pandas from Jiangdong Mountain (Yunnan, China) and their relevance to the evolution of quaternary environments in south-western China" comes this mildly distressing but amusingly illustrated scientific figure, which depicts the manner in which giant-panda bones might accumulate and decay in sinkholes over time.

Tragic? Yes. Hilarious? Also yes.

On a related note, does anybody know if there's a tumblr out there devoted to amusing journal figures? If so, we humbly submit this one for approval, along with this longtime favorite, originally spotted by SciAm's Alex Wild, from the gloriously titled "Pressures produced when penguins pooh — calculations on avian defaecation":


[Historical Biology via Ross Barnett]