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2007

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Help identify this mystery skull
Help identify this mystery skull
Hello I am looking to find out what kind of skull this is, it has no teeth in the front. This does not appear to be an skull that ever had teeth in the front. Help me find out what this animal is called...

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Gene's picture
Gene says:

I am not an expert, but it looks to me like a deer skull -- particularly a white-tailed deer.

posted on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 1:47pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

From what I can ascertain from the single angle, it looks like a deer skull. Perhaps a white-tailed deer. Where was it found?

posted on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 2:47pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

I agree...it looks a lot like the deer skulls we have here at the museum. Deer grind their food with molar-like teeth, so they don't have any teeth near the front of their mouths.

posted on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 4:38pm
vidal gabe's picture
vidal gabe says:

whoa.

posted on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 5:38pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Deer do have incisors at the front of their mandible (lower jaw), but none on the upper jaw. All 192 living species of ruminants — including antelopes, giraffes, pronghorn antelopes, deer, musk deer and tiny chevrotains — are this way. Instead they all have a tough dental pad under their top lip.

posted on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 8:01pm
NATIVEOFTWINCITIES's picture
NATIVEOFTWINCITIES says:

This makes me wonder if this is a deer skull why would it have teath like human?
Thanks
Keith Nelson
www.nativeoftwincities.com

posted on Tue, 05/08/2007 - 11:52am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Hmmmm...I'm not sure what you're asking, but I'll try to answer.

While each species has tooth characteristics that identify it (seriously: teeth are among the most durable body parts, and many fossil species are known only by their teeth), there are only so many kinds of teeth.

Some animals, like crocodiles, have teeth that help them hang on to their prey. Animals that eat plants have grinding teeth. Animals that eat meat have slicing or ripping teeth teeth. Animals that eat both plants and meat, such as humans, have both kinds of teeth.

Deer have big flat molars, as we do, because we both chew up grains.

posted on Tue, 05/08/2007 - 12:45pm
KEITH NELSON's picture

Hello the deer skull with teeth is currently being auctioned off on ebay. Thanks for all your help.
Take care.
Keith Nelson
nativeoftwincities

posted on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 10:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It is a dinosares.

posted on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 7:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it looks like a wild boar to me .

posted on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 5:15pm

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