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Identifying Animals Through Osteology

Identifying Animals Through Osteology

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Identifying Animals Through Osteology
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Where there is life, there is death. Death and decomposition are a natural and sometimes beautiful part of the natural world. Animals can sometimes be identified by their skeletal remains. Certain skeletal structures make for easier identification than others. Bones can at least help to identify broad groups of animals. Correctly identifying animal remains can also be as intriguing as identifying them in life. Investigating remains also gives us an interesting look into an ecosystem and allows us to see if it is a healthy ecosystem or in danger.

Identifying Animals Through Osteology

Lat: 38.00 Long: -97.00

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Unknown skull Vagabond 1 1 Unknown skull
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Pronghorn skull Lee Sprague 2 2 Pronghorn skull
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White-tailed deer (remains) KarenL 1 10 White-tailed deer (remains)
Raccoon Skull Jack Settle 1 4 Raccoon Skull
Sea Bird Bones Kiloueka 1 1 Sea Bird Bones
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double-crested cormorant AnnaWhipkey 1 0 double-crested cormorant
Skeletal remains of a cow Jemma 4 6 Skeletal remains of a cow
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green sea turtle skull PatriciaPi 1 0 green sea turtle skull
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Raccoon Skull LuckyLogan 3 1 Raccoon Skull
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Unknown spotting Pochempie 0 4 Unknown spotting
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white tailed deer willowsandwishbones 0 3 white tailed deer
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Unknown spotting KristaHerman 1 3 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting IanLine 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Pochempie 1 4 Unknown spotting
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