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Sacrum

sacrum

(Science: anatomy) The triangular-shaped bone lying between the 5th lumbar vertebra and the coccyx (tailbone).

It consists of 5 vertebrae fused together and it articulates on each side with the bones of the pelvis (ilium), forming the sacroiliac joints.


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Identify this bone? (pictures)

Do you have pictures of a coyote sacrum or know where I could find pictures of one to compare it to?

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by MouseLover
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:54 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Identify this bone? (pictures)
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Identify this bone? (pictures)

This bone was found in central Kentucky. It is a sacrum bone of some sort. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/g2121/DSCF7860.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/g2121/DSCF7859.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/g2121/DSCF7853.jpg ...

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by MouseLover
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:41 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Identify this bone? (pictures)
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DNA = Chromosome

The spine is the column of 24 vertebra (7 Cervical+ 12 Thoracic + 5 Lumbar). It sits on top of a sacrum, which is a collection of fused bones and these can vary in number in individual humans. Wikipedia definitions suck. It is why we are having this discussion. It begs ...

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by sharan
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:29 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: DNA = Chromosome
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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 ...

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

... a strange bone while I was walking at the C&O Canal. I've searched my memory, friends, and the internet and have considered that it might be a sacrum but nothing quite fits. My boyfriend thinks it might even be a bird skull, but it would be a huge bird and the eye sockets seem too small- plus ...

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by KristenT
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:21 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bone ID
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