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Lab 7
The Vertebrate Skull

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The following illustrate some of the skulls observed in lab.
You should be able to identify the mandible, dentary bone, maxilla, premaxilla, brain case, palate, orbit, nares, foramen magnum, temporal fenestra (if present), and antorbital fenestra (if present). You should also know which of these is anapsid, synapsid, and diapsid.

tuatara skull allosaurus skull
gator skull jackal skull
turtle skull anapsid skull
synapsid skull synapsid skull

Also see the Dinosaur Skulls page

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