Friday mystery object #117


Huzzah, it’s Friday!

Here’s this week’s celebratory bit of dead critter from the Horniman Museum for you to identify:

I hope you have fun with it! As usual I will do my best to respond to your questions, observations and suggestions as the day goes on.

Good luck!

22 thoughts on “Friday mystery object #117

  1. I like the idea of a young lizard skull. But who’s he belong to? It would have to be a weirdish looking skink, at least one from Australia probably, if it’s a skink, because the New World ones and the African ones are more prosaic looking, that is, they look more like regular lizards. What about a lizard with a big weird head and huge eyes, and an odd mouth? That sounds like a nocturnal lizard. The gekkos love coming out at night, they have big eyes, so how about a young gekko head. Tokay gekkos have big heads. Australia has some bizzarro gekkos. That’s as far as I can plumb the depths of my saurian shallowless.

  2. I couldn’t find any gekko skull like this one. Nor any iguanas. I checked gila monsters, but they’re also way off. This is a good one. The teeth are something we should be focused on. Agamids have done all kinds of things with their skulls and teeth and Horniman Museum represents skulls of African fauna better than most Western museums.

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