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What is this animal?

Postby EmmaBear » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:11 pm

A while ago upon walking along Formy beach i came across this animal.
I had no idea what it was but i was intruiged, I would be delighted if anyone could identify it for me :)

Thanks EmmaBear :)
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Postby Ozan » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:02 pm

I think it's a crocodile skeleton . Because it's tail looks like a crocodile tail and it's head looks like a crocodile head . Maybe somebody has killed it for it's leather , I dont know . ıt seems like a crocodile
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Postby Darby » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:32 pm

Some description and scale would help - for instance, do the white objects appear to be bones? Are we dealing with a vertebrate or parts of a squid-?
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Postby sharleenreyna » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:16 am

i think crocodile..
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Re: What is this animal?

Postby vk4vfx » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:33 pm

It is definitely not any species of Crocodile, Crocodile vertebra are huge even in juveniles, the head also looks as though it is made more from cartilage material rather than bone and if you look on the left of the image it looks to me like a "swim bladder" used by fish and other marine organisms for buoyancy and stability, also the tail has "spines" running along it, no way it is a Croc. Btw what part of the World are you in?
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Postby Mickey56 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:28 am

i agree. it is obviously a crocodile due to the skeleton structure.
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Postby OdinsRaven » Sun May 27, 2012 3:19 pm

BumP


This is DEFINITELY NOT a croc!!! Seriously people! Who ever said it was a croc needs to go back to school.

I'm no skeleton expert, but these pictures have me very interested. Notice the spiny tail and three disk shapes at the end of the tail. There is definitely a lot of cartilage. What I find most interesting is the location of the eye sockets and the shape of the snout. Does't match up with anything I can think of. Any experts out there?????
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Re: What is this animal?

Postby animartco » Thu May 31, 2012 3:29 pm

It is a very rare mythical animal called a Jenny Hanniver.
Seriously I agree that the thing that looks like a skull does not appear to be made of bone. It is a pity you did not turn it over and photograph it from beneath.
My guess would be, mostly skate.
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Postby OdinsRaven » Thu May 31, 2012 5:48 pm

Hmmmm... I would have to disagree with you. Here's a link to a picture of a skate skeleton..

http://chestofbooks.com/animals/zoology ... -Skate.jpg
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Re: What is this animal?

Postby WillyTNo » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:44 pm

Almost looks like a decomposing deformed cow like structure, maybe one that fell off a ship, just a shot in the dark
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Postby OdinsRaven » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:27 pm

Cows don't have long spiny tails, fins, and cartilage like that. At least not the cows I know of ;)
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