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Unknown mammal skull

Observed: 3rd April 2011 By: Stuart1960
Unknown mammal skull

6-7 inches in length. Found by the side of the road with no other remains of the rest of the corpse nearby.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


vburton's picture

Looks like the skull of a

Looks like the skull of a female deer, although which I couldn't say.

PaoloV's picture

Dog or fox

The profile looks like that of a fox - dogs tend to have inflated frontal sinuses that give a steeper forehead region. However, some dog breeds don't have this so much and this would be a large and robust fox if the skull is 7 inches.

If it was closer to 6 inches I'd be more confident in saying fox, but even then it would be quite a big robust individual, so probably a male.

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I agree with PaoloV, this looks to be more fox than dog. Incidentally PaoloV, I've just been reading your blog, great stuff.

Stick the ID up as a fox and I'll agree with it.

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