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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

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Eastern Grey Kangaroo (skeletal remains) Neil Ross 13 8 Eastern Grey Kangaroo (skeletal remains)
Great Blue Heron lizardking 1 0 Great Blue Heron
White Ibis lizardking 1 0 White Ibis
Frogs and Toads lizardking 1 0 Frogs and Toads
European Starling lizardking 1 0 European Starling
Domestic Chicken lizardking 1 0 Domestic Chicken
Virginia Opossum lizardking 1 0 Virginia Opossum
Cotton Rats lizardking 1 0 Cotton Rats
Common Raccoon lizardking 2 0 Common Raccoon
Cane Toad (remains) Neil Ross 2 3 Cane Toad (remains)
White-tailed deer lizardking 1 0 White-tailed deer
Virginia Opossum Matthew Hammond 3 1 Virginia Opossum
Spotting mbrandel13 2 2 Spotting
Turtle skull drstephen 1 2 Turtle skull
Eastern Grey Kangaroo (skull) Neil Ross 4 2 Eastern Grey Kangaroo (skull)
Urchin beak TajSALDO 2 4 Urchin beak
Red Fox (skull) Neil Ross 2 0 Red Fox (skull)
Anole restlessblue 1 1 Anole
Spotting Katelyn6 2 6 Spotting
Eastern Long-necked Turtle (remains) Neil Ross 1 0 Eastern Long-necked Turtle (remains)
Needle Fish drstephen 1 2 Needle Fish
Armadillo RiverCaribou 1 0 Armadillo
Spotting Kiloueka 1 4 Spotting
Catalina Island Fox Kiloueka 1 1 Catalina Island Fox
Spotting Glen5 4 6 Spotting
Lion Skull StephenWain 1 0 Lion Skull
Koala (skull) Neil Ross 15 31 Koala (skull)
Bone Hans_Douma 1 3 Bone
Spotting Sissy 4 15 Spotting
Elk lower jaw Brian38 6 5 Elk lower jaw
Goat? Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 3 Goat?
Owl Pellet with Bones Christine Y. 4 11 Owl Pellet with Bones
Owl Heather Reddig 2 0 Owl
Giant Talking catfish Sarah77 7 11 Giant Talking catfish
Spotting Nick32 4 3 Spotting
Wood rat restlessblue 1 0 Wood rat
Common Raven doreen.chambers.14 2 0 Common Raven
Help me ID this species Joe23 1 3 Help me ID this species
Drenthe heath sheep Jae 3 3 Drenthe heath sheep
Unknown Spotting Heather Aubin Reddig 3 1 Unknown Spotting
American Mink scat dferris 1 1 American Mink scat
Pelican Heather Reddig 0 0 Pelican
Map Turtle Heather Reddig 0 2 Map Turtle
Spotting Kelsey Deneen 1 3 Spotting
Spotting JaniekevanDijk 0 2 Spotting
Spotting Joseph R. Godreau 1 0 Spotting
Turkey Vultures (Eating a dead White-tailed Deer) Joseph R. Godreau 3 0 Turkey Vultures (Eating a dead White-tailed Deer)
Spotting KiraSmetanina 1 2 Spotting
Red Fox doreen.chambers.14 1 2 Red Fox
Moose doreen.chambers.14 1 1 Moose

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