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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

Recent Spottings

Unknown spotting Katelyn6 2 5 Unknown spotting
Eastern Long-necked Turtle (remains) Neil Ross 1 0 Eastern Long-necked Turtle (remains)
Needle Fish drstephen 1 2 Needle Fish
Unknown spotting Glen5 4 6 Unknown spotting
Lion Skull StephenWain 1 0 Lion Skull
Koala (skull) Neil Ross 15 30 Koala (skull)
Turtle skull drstephen 0 2 Turtle skull
Unknown spotting Sissy 4 15 Unknown spotting
Elk lower jaw Brian38 6 4 Elk lower jaw
Goat? Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 2 Goat?
Owl Pellet with Bones Christine Y. 4 11 Owl Pellet with Bones
Giant Talking catfish Sarah77 7 11 Giant Talking catfish
Unknown spotting Nick32 4 3 Unknown spotting
Wood rat restlessblue 1 0 Wood rat
Help me ID this species Joe23 1 3 Help me ID this species
Unknown Spotting Heather Aubin Reddig 3 1 Unknown Spotting
American Mink scat dferris 1 1 American Mink scat
Owl Heather Reddig 1 0 Owl
Pelican Heather Reddig 0 0 Pelican
Map Turtle Heather Reddig 0 2 Map Turtle
Unknown spotting Kelsey Deneen 1 3 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting JaniekevanDijk 0 2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Joseph R. Godreau 1 0 Unknown spotting
Turkey Vultures (Eating a dead White-tailed Deer) Joseph R. Godreau 3 0 Turkey Vultures (Eating a dead White-tailed Deer)
Unknown spotting KiraSmetanina 1 2 Unknown spotting
Red Fox doreen.chambers.14 1 2 Red Fox
Moose doreen.chambers.14 1 0 Moose
Common Raven doreen.chambers.14 1 0 Common Raven
Drenthe heath sheep Jae 2 3 Drenthe heath sheep
Unknown spotting Muckpuk 2 2 Unknown spotting
Opossum Chris Ince Jr. 0 2 Opossum
Unknown spotting Gina Fetherman 0 4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Ben Gelman 0 5 Unknown spotting
Cormorant skull KelseyEvans-Layng 1 0 Cormorant skull
Crayfish Joseph R. Godreau 1 0 Crayfish
Opossum TammiThiele-Doshier 1 0 Opossum
Unknown spotting Eis4Xtreme 0 2 Unknown spotting
Mule Deer CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Mule Deer
Unknown spotting AprilPerry 4 5 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Kiloueka 0 3 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting aavis94 4 4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting TammiThiele-Doshier 1 5 Unknown spotting
Coyote birdboy8000 2 5 Coyote
Mink Lower Jaw beaker98 2 2 Mink Lower Jaw
Unknown spotting HarleyWilliamson 1 6 Unknown spotting
Sea Turtle Muckpuk 13 10 Sea Turtle
Unknown spotting LizaDaniel 2 25 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting bennyharwood 1 2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting bennyharwood 1 0 Unknown spotting
Common sea urchin Pochempie 2 0 Common sea urchin

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