BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology
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Vertebrate Anatomy
Rat Skeleton
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Identify the listed structures on the skeletons of
a Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus), Domestic Dog (Canis lupus familiaris), Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana), Bat, and Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus)

  • Calcar (bat only)
  • Carpals
  • Clavicle
  • Epipubic bone (opossum only)
  • Falciform bone (mole only)
  • Femur
  • Fibula
  • Hyoid (dog only)
  • Humerus
  • Ilium
  • Incisors
  • Ischium
  • Mandible (Dentary)
  • Metacarpals
  • Metatarsals
  • Patella (rat & mole)
  • Phalanges
  • Pubis
  • Radius
  • Ribs
  • Scapula
  • Sternum
  • Skull
  • Tarsals
  • Tibia
  • Ulna
  • Vertebrae:
       Caudal
       Cervical (incl. Atlas, Axis)
       Lumbar
       Sacrum
       Thoracic
  • Zygomatic Arch
Rat Skeleton plain

Dog Skeleton plain
Opossum Skeleton plain
Bat Skeleton plain

Mole Skeleton plain

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