Category: osteology

Cleaning a ba.dger skull means having to degre…

Cleaning a ba.dger skull means having to degrease a lot because these fuckers are fat as hell

Boar piglet found some months ago. I decided t…

Boar piglet found some months ago. I decided to leave it green and dirty.
It also has a nice leaf on its cute head, so now it’s named leaf.

All my birds. From left to right: common house…

All my birds.
From left to right: common house martin, eurasian wren, italian sparrow, pigeon, blackbird, eurasian magpie.

I’m not including my two birds of prey.

Not the best pictures but oh well. Here’…

Not the best pictures but oh well.
Here’s news about the (euro) ba.dger I found some weeks ago.
I’m not sure about its sex, can you help me? It didn’t have a baculum but the belly was destroyed ‘cause other animals were feeding on it, so I’m not excluding the male possibility. So what do you think about that crest and zygomatic arch?

shadyufo: This poor deer was a tough old gal!

shadyufo:

This poor deer was a tough old gal!

I bought this partial deer skeleton from someone that found it out in the woods near where they lived. All of the other bones are pretty typical except for the ones pictured. This doe was suffering from severe arthritis in one hip joint and she also had a broken rib (I know that feel, miss doe!) that was in the process of healing when she died. The excessive bone growth in her hip and femoral head were likely initially caused by a bad injury which allowed the arthritis to develop in the joint.

Yesterday I was cleaning my room and my bones …

Yesterday I was cleaning my room and my bones shelves, so I decided to take a group picture of my skulls!
I started to collect just a year and a half ago and I had soooo little time to explore and go bone hunting, I feel blessed to have found this many bones in this little time.

Anyways, in this picture I wanted to show you just clean skulls. I have four goat kids, five adult goats, two pigeons, a hooded crow, a grat tit, a white wagtail and probably something more that aren’t clean now, and obviously a lot of miscellaneous bones!
Also not included in the picture my big highland cow skull and the smallest skulls like rats, mices and shrews.

IDENTIFICATION HELP I need opinions about th…

IDENTIFICATION HELP

I need opinions about this skull. It was found not too long ago in the forest.
The first impression I had is that it’s not a dog. There are wolves around there and almost everything is telling me that this could actually be one. I still, anyways, don’t know for sure. It could also be a hybrid. So I’m asking your help, expert vultures: could this be a wolf or a hybrid?
24-25cm long, 11cm wide at the zygomatic arches (9 ¾ and 4 1\2 in inches)

POST SCRIPTUM: I forgot to say that it’s from Italy and Italian wolves are much smaller than american ones 🙂
@boneidentification

‘possum

‘possum

Chamois skull

Chamois skull

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