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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Body systems  >  Skeleton  >  Bones  >  Jaws
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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 2

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 3

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 4

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 5

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 6

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 1

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Female and male praying mantids

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a female (left) and a male (right) praying mantid ('Archimantis latistylus') showing characteristic body structures. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta, Order: Mantodea, Family: Mantidae.)

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Worker honey bee with stored pollen

This is a colour photograph of a worker honey bee ('Apis mellifera'), showing its body structure, compound eyes and the stored pollen on its back leg. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Common mud dauber wasp

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a common mud dauber wasp ('Sceliphron laetum'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Sphecidae.)

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Jaws of a young white pointer shark

This is a set of shark jaws from a young male white pointer shark. The shark jaws measure 80 cm x 63 cm x 30 cm.

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Bull ant worker

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a bull ant worker ('Myrmecia nigriceps'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.)

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Spot-tailed quoll skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a spot-tailed quoll ('Dasyurus maculatus'). The museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a heavy black scale line representing 2 cm. (Classification - Phylum: ...

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Common dunnart skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a common dunnart ('Sminthopsis murina'). The museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a heavy black scale line representing 2 cm. (Classification - Phylum: Chordata, ...

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Yellow-bellied glider skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a yellow-bellied glider ('Petaurus australis'). The museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a heavy black scale line representing 2 cm. (Classification - Phylum: ...

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Bilby skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a bilby ('Macrotis lagotis'). This museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a black scale line representing 2 cm. (Classification - Phylum: Chordata, Class: ...

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Wombat skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a common wombat ('Vombatus ursinus'). This museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a thick black scale line representing 5 cm. (Classification - Phylum: Chordata, ...

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Eastern grey kangaroo skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of an eastern grey kangaroo ('Macropus giganteus'). This museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a black scale line representing 5 cm. (Classification - Phylum: ...

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Long-footed potoroo skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a long-footed potoroo ('Potorous longipes'). This museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a heavy black scale line representing 2 cm. (Classification - Phylum: ...

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Tasmanian bettong skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a Tasmanian bettong ('Bettongia gaimardi'). This museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a black scale line representing 2 cm. (Classification - Phylum: Chordata, ...