Friday mystery object #186


This week I have an object for you that came through as an enquiry from Mark Ribbands via William Vine. It’s 190mm long and was found in the forest of South Thailand:

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Any idea what it came from? As usual you can leave your suggestions below – I may not be able to respond during the day as I’m at a seminar on Natural Science Collections and the Law, but I’m sure that there will be some interesting discussion about this object from the regulars!

5 thoughts on “Friday mystery object #186

  1. I’m not really an expert in mammals, but let’s give it a try. It’s clearly a juvenile (unclosed sutures, baby teeth) of an omnivore with a preference for meat. Taking into account the origin and size, my guess woyld be Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus).

  2. My thoughts are similar to Wouter van Gestel. I have an adult skull at work that looks very simillar, and based on size and location of discovery, it seems plausible.

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