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serkets-in-the-impala said: Was the skull damaged or unsalvageable?

It’s actually one of the nicest and most complete dog skulls I’ve ever found in nature! Only missing one tooth, a tiny rear molar on the lower jaw, and it has no damage. I thought I’d posted pictures of it before but I can’t seem to find any in my tags.

So here are some pics!

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Dog bones out to dry.

Dog bones out to dry.

In case anyone ever wanted to know what a coyote penis and testicles looks like…

Remember this old boy? I got him from a taxidermist friend last year and finally finished whitening him the other day.

This poor yote lost one canine tooth while he was alive (the gum was totally healed over as you can see in the first picture) and the bone around the broken tooth was in the process of healing over when he died. He also has some funny little nubby bone growths on the end of his snout (circled in the last photo).

Really cool skull!

Have some gratuitous skull porn for your turkey day morning. 

Have some gratuitous skull porn for your turkey day morning. 

Canids

Canids

Male and Female Carolina Dogs.

The male is on the left in the first two photos and on the right in the last. It was an older animal and because of this most of the sutures are fused and the teeth, especially the front incisors, are very worn. 

It’s a much more heavy and robust skull than the female. 

The female (right in the first two photos and left in the last) has a really cool dental pathology. She never developed either upper rearmost molars (visible in the last photo). She also never grew in a small upper premolar. 

Rottweiler, bulldog, and something extra small. Probably chihuahua or a similar breed. 

Rottweiler, bulldog, and something extra small. Probably chihuahua or a similar breed. 

Couple more shots of the teeny dog skull. Seller thought it was a rat. Would have been a pretty big rat!

Carolina Dog & Rottweiler 
Both were old males.

Carolina Dog & Rottweiler 

Both were old males.