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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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Owl Heather Reddig 1 0 Owl
Pelican Heather Reddig 0 0 Pelican
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Unknown spotting JaniekevanDijk 0 2 Unknown spotting
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Turkey Vultures (Eating a dead White-tailed Deer) Joseph R. Godreau 3 0 Turkey Vultures (Eating a dead White-tailed Deer)
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Drenthe heath sheep Jae 2 3 Drenthe heath sheep
Opossum Chris Ince Jr. 0 2 Opossum
Unknown spotting Gina Fetherman 0 3 Unknown spotting
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Cormorant skull KelseyEvans-Layng 1 0 Cormorant skull
Crayfish Joseph R. Godreau 1 0 Crayfish
Opossum TammiThiele-Doshier 1 0 Opossum
Mule Deer CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Mule Deer
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Mink Lower Jaw beaker98 2 2 Mink Lower Jaw
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White-tailed Deer skull venusflytrap2000 1 2 White-tailed Deer skull
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White-tailed deer Maria dB 2 0 White-tailed deer
Owl pellet KelseyEvans-Layng 1 2 Owl pellet
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