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Skulls: From Ancient Beasts to Modern Giants

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All vertebrate animals have skulls, and the Museum has a nice collection of fossilized skulls from the last ice age, the Mesozic Era, and currently living animals. Skulls can tell us a great deal of anatomical information, such as how an animal chewed its food, the type of vision the animal had, and whether it was a mammal or a reptile. This biology exhibit showcases the morphology of mammal and reptile skulls. Visitors can learn how to read a skull by using some basic observation. Discover skulls such as an ice age cave bear, velociraptor, saber tooth cat, extinct American lion, manatee, coyote, primates, and more.

Image Credit: North American Beaver Skull (Castor Canadensis)

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