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OMNH 17 Bottlenosedolphin

OMNH 18 Bottlenosedolphin

HW&DT 02 Bottlenose Dolphin

HW&DT 04 Common dolphin articulation

HW&DT 03 Common dolphin articulation

HW&DT 07 Common dolphin articulation

HW&DT 05 Common dolphin articulation

HW&DT 08 Info board

HW&DT 06 Common dolphin articulation

HW&DT 01 Three skulls

Natterer's bat

04 Jun 2015 477
Occlusal view of mandible with dorsal view of skull at left. Humerus and two radius bones to right. Lawrence & Brown describe the skull of Myotis nattereri as being between 15- 16mm; a little larger than that of a Pipistrelle which is under 13.5mm. I measured this one at 15.08 mm with the two radius bones being around 36mm. Courtesy Colin Morris, VWT

Greater Horseshoe torso and legs

04 Jun 2015 226
Complete torso and hind limbs of R. ferrumequinum showing scapula in place, strong clavicle or collarbone, thick, wide ribs, backward pointing knees and grasping claws. Courtesy Colin Morris, VWT

Greater Horseshoe Bat bones

04 Jun 2015 266
A selection of bones of R. ferrumequinum recovered from a barn owl pellet.From top leftdownwards can be seen two humeri, two radius bones (note the very fragile and partly fractured ulna bones. At bottom left can be seen two skulls, in dorsal and ventral aspects. Note the skull of the second bat has the occipital part detached and the interior of the cranium open. Two large canine teeth are also detached from one of the skulls. Right of the skulls are two mandibles. Top right are metacarpal and phalange bones from a wing, with scapula, two femurs with lower ends fractured off below. A pelvis and sacrum appear at bottom right. Courtesy Colin Morris, VWT.

Greater & Lesser Horseshoe lateral

04 Jun 2015 245
Lateral view of the Rhinolophids showing the bulbous projections on the snout. There is also a significant crest for muscle attachment running along the cranium of the greater horseshoe, R. ferrumequinum. Courtesy Colin Morris, VWT

Greater & Lesser Horseshoe dorsal view

04 Jun 2015 251
Size comparison in the dorsal view between the two species of Rhinolophid bats. The greater horseshoe to the left still has dried soft tissue attaching the jaws and the stalk like premaxillae bones holding the vestigial incisor teeth can be seen in position. The more completely cleaned lesser horseshoe specimen to the right has already lost these fragile bones. Courtesy Colin Morris, VWT

GH & Serotine bat scapulae

04 Jun 2015 212
Comparison between the scapulae of greater horsehoe bat, left, and serotine bat, right. Note the extreme teardrop shape of the scapula blade of Rhinolophus, together with its dramatically pointed posterior end. In contrast the scapula of Eptisicus serotinus is much more rounded and tends to be more typical of Vespertilionid bats. Courtesy Colin Morris, VWT

Brown longeared Bat

04 Jun 2015 273
A set of characteristic bones of a Vespertilionid bat, Plecotus auritus, the brown long eared bat. From left, the dorsal view of skull and mandible; scapula and clavicle; the major bones of both wings dried into a folded position- note the humerus of one wing is detached. On the far right can be seen the femur and tibia of a hind leg. Courtesy Colin Morris, VWT

Serotine bones

04 Jun 2015 254
A set of Serotine Eptisicus serotinus bones, rrom top left, five phalanges with skull and separated mandibles below. To the right from top are the two pelvic bones (in this instance unfused with the sacrum). Note the spur like projections. Two femurs are seen in the top corner, note also the interesting alignment of the femur head. Below those are two round-tipped scapulae, two humeri and two radius bones which I measured at 49.12mm! Courtesy Colin Morris, VWT

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