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Mar 7, 2013 6:36 PM

I cant indentify a scull. Help?

Basicaly my friend found this large, massive scull in the forest, sended me pictures and I really dont understand what am I looking at.

 

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Sorry for the bad qality. But I need help

 

P.s. His hand is big, dont get fooled by that

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    Mar 8, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to YoungScull)
    Re: I cant indentify a scull. Help?

    Hi, I've moved your post into the Bones, teeth and skulls forum for identification - it might help the experts with the ID if you can say where the skull was found (forest and, if it isn't in the UK, the country).

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      Re: I cant indentify a scull. Help?

      Knowing where this was found could help considerably! Lets make some statements about what we can tell from this skull. It is the back of the skull, the brain case, including the attachment with the spine. At the sides of the skull are the attachments of a muscle called the temporalis and they meet at the top of the skull, this is a feature of Carnivores. There are not many carnivores of this size, large cats, bears, hyena, wolf and large dogs. Comparing what we can see from the photos with these species, this skull seems to be elongated, long and thin, this is not the case with cats where the skulls are short and wide. The two cheek bones on this skull are massive, a feature of bears and hyena and not so much wolf or dogs. The trees in the background look like silver birch, a tree of northern forests including north america. So putting it all together my best GUESS is bear.

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    Apr 14, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to YoungScull)
    Re: I cant indentify a scull. Help?

    It looks a bit more feline to me.

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