Apologies for the slight late running of this, my sesquicentennial Friday mystery object – I was giving a talk about mermaids last night that went on until quite late (and which had an exciting special guest), but more about that later.
I’ve been waiting to do this object for a while – it’s a favourite of mine, which is good, since it is part of my own personal collection. Any idea what it is?
As usual you can put your questions, comments and suggestions below and I’ll do my best to respond. I will also add that I will have this specimen, along with the others in my collection, at the Enlightenment Cafe this Saturday and Sunday at the Old Vic Tunnels. There may also be the special guest who appeared at my talk last night, but that is a story for later… Good luck!
Looks like my best friend but of the grey kind.
In the right family.
Youngish adult I think – the sagittal crest is pretty well developed and the adult dentition is in place.
…..but on reflection perhaps a on the small side….
Yep, it’s quite small.
what about N………. p………..?
“upper tooth row less than half length of skull”
It doesn’t really require any dogged persistence to narrow it down to a family of 36 or so species. So, relatively small sagittal crest, shape of forehead… more v than c, I’d have said. Sooo… twice the v and hiding in the allotments opposite my house?
Nah… not slender enough, having found a better picture. Perhaps it has a mask on?
Was it featured in a song by acid jazz guitarist Ronny Jordan, on his 1993 album The Quiet Revolution?
No. Not a Jackal.
Man, and I went to the bother of making a knowingly-cool reference too.
Well, it’s a canid, with an unusually straight sloping forehead. Fairly small too. Checking the usual suspects on wikipedia’s canidae page, I would hazard a guess on C…. a……?
Nope, wrong genus
I am going to go with Barbara and guess N…….. P………
Happy 150th !
V….. L…… ? (some frigid type 😉 )
A bit less foxy.
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