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What's this geezer then?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Pye, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Pye

    Pye Too orangy for crows

    Is it a horse? I found him in Wales.
     

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  2. Pye

    Pye Too orangy for crows

    There's another pic. I'd almost forgot I had him. I only have bird skeletons and small mammals so I was never too sure what it was.
     

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  3. extremebison

    extremebison New Member

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    My guess yes.
     
  4. extremebison

    extremebison New Member

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    you got a pic from the top, just looking at references
     
  5. could be a domestic hog??
    ORG
     
  6. those teeth aren't from a canine. too flat, even for canine molars.
     
  7. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Looks to be a horse of course. :) Very old one looking at the wear on those molars. Too bad the front teeth weren't there. You could come very close to pinpointing the age by looking at them.
     
  8. Pye

    Pye Too orangy for crows

    Nice. I might bring him into the University at some stage and see if I can get an age. I do have a couple of front teeth hanging about that I picked up with it. Unfortunately couldn't find much else.

    Thanks a million folks! =)
     
  9. AH7

    AH7 New Member

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    Sea Wolf - In general you are always spot-on, but this time you missed it by 180-degrees: It's not an old one - it's a very young one! Notice all the unfused sutures (why the top incisors are gone - the premaxilla is missing), and note that the last molars haven't erupted. Cool skull. Definitely a horse-ish thing (genus Equus) - if not a horse than a mule or donkey. Probably not a zebra roaming Wales.
     
  10. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    I did notice that ... but .. attributed it to just damage from laying around in the weather and falling apart and being what looked like chewed on by something. I was sort of looking at the wear on the lower molars but the front teeth are the give away. I only have a mini horse skull to compare it to. :)
     
  11. Looks like a lot of the bone is notfully fused as an adult also.
     
  12. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Yep. That's what he said :)
     
  13. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    Did I miss something? Are dogs realated to pigs? ;D ;D LOL!!