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Vertebrae

vertebrae

(Science: anatomy) One of 23 bones (excluding the sacrum) in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions that comprise the spine. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar vertebrae. The bottom of the spine is fused and forms the sacrum.


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Atavism

... humans are evidence of evolution, and at the time of writing they point out that there is “at least one known example of a primate tail that lacks vertebrae, as found in the rudimentary two-inch-long tail of Macaca sylvanus (the 'Barbary ape')”. Rhesus macaque Unfortunately, we could not find any ...

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by Sumanth001
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:40 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Atavism
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Help with old, heavy bone id

Hi, I came across this vertebrae today while walking in the South Skunk river in central Iowa. It was pretty much covered in sand, but the water is really low right now. 2 inches in some places. Average depth is probably about 1 foot ...

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by tlongren
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:57 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help with old, heavy bone id
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Bones found under house

... However we don't have racoons here in Australia. I have tried similar animals that we have such as a Possum, but there are no similarities in the vertebrae. Also the other bones were too big. I am thinking large Dog or Sheep/lamb. Sheep would make more sense as it opens up the possibility of lamb/sheep ...

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by decay
Mon May 21, 2012 4:58 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bones found under house
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Views: 1939

Bones found under house

... is unusual so I dropped them into the police as the size was too big to be a cat/rat or other smaller animal. Then my cat dragged out the attached vertebrae. I have checked pictures and I don't think they are human but I can't find animal ones that look similar. It would be nice if someone could ...

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by decay
Fri May 11, 2012 5:05 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bones found under house
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Views: 1939

Can anyone help Identify these fish vertebra?

... Islands. There were up to five lizard prey species in some habitats. Their jaws and skull bones were easy to distinguish in pellets, but their vertebrae not so often. I have not a clue about fish vertebrae but I believe to remind that their scales show good taxonomic traits when seen under ...

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by marquitosgm
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:05 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help Identify these fish vertebra?
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