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Fossa

Fossa

Origin: L, a ditch. See fosse.

(Science: anatomy, ornithology) a pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth; as, the temporal fossa on the side of the skull; the nasal fossae containing the nostrils in most birds.


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Old bone

On first sight I would agree, but... so, the part on second picture is sacrum? On first picture illiac fossa (the part, which is on third picture pointing up)? Or are these parts the pubic bones? (sorry, I don't know the english names) But I don't have much experiences with ...

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by JackBean
Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Old bone
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Views: 10416

Animal Name Game!

Is it a opossum? It's a opossum... Or is it a fossa? Nope, nope, and nope. If you want to get this one guys, concentrate on the diet thing :D

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by orbit
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
Replies: 312
Views: 146684

Animal Name Game!

Is it a opossum? It's a opossum... Or is it a fossa?

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by x__Dmitri
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:43 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
Replies: 312
Views: 146684

Just a question to ponder.

... rests at in relation to the spine is different in quadrapeds and bipeds. A more extreme example would be to compare the locations of the occipital fossa in dolphins and humans. One is clearly designed for a horizontal body-pattern, and the other is more adapted to an upright posture.

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by AstusAleator
Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Just a question to ponder.
Replies: 1
Views: 1358

Kodiak vs. Blue Whale

nubian goats, assorted mountain cats and fossa, (THe Fantastic Four), exploding amazed bear... Hey man. Please keep the conversation to a realistic level. :-)

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by jonfpalmer
Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:16 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Kodiak vs. Blue Whale
Replies: 32
Views: 17719
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