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Skeleton

Observed: 6th May 2013 By: angelatopazangelatopaz’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesangelatopaz’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
skeleton
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No interactions present.

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Amadan's picture

The long "keel"

Suggests a bird to me, but I could be completely wrong.
If you re-classify this observation as a bird, the ornithologists will be more likely see it and soon put me right if necessary!

angelatopaz's picture

Thanks, I'll do that. It is

Thanks, I'll do that. It is more than likely it's a bird.

AH

dejayM's picture

fun

Yes, it might be a bird.
Have some fun here http://www.skullsite.com/skeletons/index.htm
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Turnstone's picture

Is it a bird?

With bones of that weight, it would never get of the the ground, this is not a bird skeleton!

Amadan's picture

Good point -

in which case I am puzzled by that long one.

dejayM's picture

tricky

You have not mentioned size.
It could, of course, be an exotic frog.
Quite a lot of 'bits' missing I suspect.
See here - http://www.savalli.us/BIO370/Anatomy/4.FrogSkeletonLabel.html
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angelatopaz's picture

missing bits

Thanks everyone. Yes, I never even thought it could be a frog. There is a couple of ravens living up there. This could explain missing parts.

AH

dejayM's picture

amphibian

So as you have accepted it (I'm certain it is) then reclassify as an Amphibian - that way you might get some more interest. No agreements yet!
Good wishes then
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nightfly's picture

It certainly looks froggy

It certainly looks froggy Derek.

Cathal.

dejayM's picture

urostyle

Yes, I suspect it is a frog that died in difficulty.. Note the fused vertebrae and the long odd shaped urostyle.
There's some good anatomy here http://www.infovisual.info/02/028_en.html.
As always, hard to get agreements or confirmation.
Though you may have agreed and withdrawn it - yes?
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nightfly's picture

I did Derek because I cant

I did Derek because I cant say it isnt a toad skeleton?

Cathal.