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The upper jaw of a cow, Bos taurus.

Found a piece of bone, some teeth or a skull? Upload a photograph and our scientists will try and help you to identify what it is.

Teeth, bones and skulls are all commonly found, but it can be quite a challenge to identify the part of the skeleton they belong to or the animal from which they originated.

Some of the most interesting and difficult to identify specimens are those that have become sub-fossils, or even fully fossilised, as they might be from an animal that is now extinct.

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