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Unidentified skull

Observed: 28th February 2011 By: silurian8
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Description:

Skull found at kenfig nature reserve at Sker beach Pictures show top and underside of skull

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Conger Eel

I'll throw in Conger Eel to get things started, but I can't really see enough detail to know how sensible a guess that is. :)

Update: Evidently not very sensible at all...ignore me!

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mbf45's picture

Fused vertebrae?

The picture on the right looks like fused vertebrae rather than a skull. It looks as though it could be a synsacrum from a large bird?

silurian8's picture

synsacrum

Thanks for tis will pass on the information. Any chance of guessing how big this bird could have been?

Deadpoet's picture

Synsacrum

Found on the beach? There are some interesting adaptations to the bones that suggest a sea bird, with broader areas on the pelvic bones for leg muscle attachment....could even suggest a diver eg cormorant etc.