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889 Views 4 Replies Last post: Dec 20, 2012 8:07 PM by Bedouin RSS
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Dec 18, 2012 7:48 PM

Identification skull

Hi, could someone help me identify the bone skull you see in the pictures. I took these pictures on a recent trip to the Middle East.  Some local Bedouins showed me this skull and i have no idea what it is.

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    Dec 20, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Bedouin)
    Re: Identification skull

    From a non-expert perspective, it is a whale skull, but I'm not qualified to say of what species.  Is there a photo of the side of the skull including the upper jaw?

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        Dec 20, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to Bedouin)
        Re: Identification skull

        In case you are keen to pursue, and possibly revisit Shabwa to look again at the skull, there is a very good site from the Smithsonian on beaked whales http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/beaked_whales/pages/main_menu.htm. Might be a bit difficult to use with your photos, but gives some good pictures of different species.  How did it get into the desert though?  Maybe somebody picked it up on the beach and took it home in a pickup as a souvenir?

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