Friday was the 100th mystery object and I am considering making it the last one, since I’m finding it hard to come up with new objects every week. Moreover, I find that I don’t have time to keep up with all the other things I want/need to do.
However, I may keep FMO running for a bit longer with a slightly different format for the answer (since they’re what take the most time to write). So here’s the quick answer to Friday’s object, or should I say objects.
From the top, the specimens belong to:
- A = Otter Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758)
- B = Otter Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758)
- C = Dog (juvenile) Canis lupus familiaris Linnaeus, 1758
- D = Fox Vulpes vulpes Linnaeus, 1758
- E = Dog Canis lupus familiaris Linnaeus, 1758
- F = Leopard Panthera pardus (Linnaeus, 1758).
So congratulations to everyone who had a stab at identifying these mandibles – since all of you got some of them right.
If you have any thoughts on the continuation of the Friday mystery object, please feel free to let me know in the comments section below. Perhaps I should do a monthly mystery object or have them in a more ad hoc way as I find interesting objects? Your input would be of great help.