Friday mystery object #20 Friday again, so it’s time for another mystery object. Any idea what this is? As usual, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below – I will do my best to answer. Good luck! Share this:PrintEmailTwitterFacebookRedditLinkedInPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
No, that’s stupid. Er, a lemur?
Substantially closer than your first guess, but not quite there.
Some kind of monkey? The skull looks a bit like a gorilla, but that doesn’t match the rest of the skeleton.
Doing well so far! But what kind of monkey?
Old World, something to do with the shape of the nose I think, but that is as far as I have got.
What’s the scale on this one?
(Tried mandrill, but the muzzle is too long, sooty mangabey is a possible and howler monkey skulls look wierd)
The skull is about 12.5cm long
@SmallCasserole….what is it with you and sooty mangabeys? 😉
It wasn’t that funny (ba-doom, tish).
What makes you say that?
I’m just demonstrating my wide knowledge of monkey names.
How about a Woolly monkey?
I’m going for a Kinkajou. (must admit I’m not sure)
It’s amazing how human-like the skulls of the monkeys look. This one is a bit less human than others, lower mandible is massive.
Sticking with the bad puns…
Kinkajou – is that like a semitic fetishist?
Weak I know.
It’s not one of them though – it is a monkey of some kind, rather than a member of the Carnivora.
I think it’s a howler monkey, not sure which species but some of them do have a a very heavy looking lower jaw. Suspect it’s one of the smaller howler monkeys.
I think it is a howler monkey because I looked on google images for monkey skull and found this which looks the same:
An Aye-Aye. Because its my favouritely named animal.