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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 spotting Muckpuk 1 0 Unknown spotting
Common Hippopotamus pamsai 4 4 Common Hippopotamus
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Stinkpot shell BenjaminKabel 1 0 Stinkpot shell
Megalodon Shark Tooth TeresaBurke 2 4 Megalodon Shark Tooth
Common bottlenose dolphin Photo Kemi 2 2 Common bottlenose dolphin
Unknown spotting Rosa Maria 1 2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting AprilPerry 3 4 Unknown spotting
Harbor Porpoise Skull Priyankar 3 4 Harbor Porpoise Skull
Unknown spotting sianelee 0 5 Unknown spotting
Snake-bones LauraSaenz 1 3 Snake-bones
King brown jae 3 0 King brown
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Unknown spotting elemen 1 19 Unknown spotting
Spotted Gar Skull beaker98 1 0 Spotted Gar Skull
Unknown skull Vagabond 1 1 Unknown skull
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Common Ringtail Possum Muckpuk 2 3 Common Ringtail Possum
Raccoon beaker98 1 2 Raccoon
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Carp Brett 2 0 Carp
Pronghorn skull Lee Sprague 2 2 Pronghorn skull
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European Badger Celyncoed 2 0 European Badger
Mule Deer jaw CindyBinghamKeiser 4 3 Mule Deer jaw
Wild boar Pochempie 3 0 Wild boar
White-tailed deer (remains) KarenL 1 10 White-tailed deer (remains)
Raccoon Skull Jack Settle 1 4 Raccoon Skull
Unknown spotting TTaylor 0 3 Unknown spotting
double-crested cormorant AnnaWhipkey 1 0 double-crested cormorant
Skeletal remains of a cow Jemma 4 6 Skeletal remains of a cow
White-Tailed Deer Skull Frederic Ansermoz 3 0 White-Tailed Deer Skull
Unknown spotting kent.anna 0 3 Unknown spotting
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