Friday mystery object #340


This week I have a mystery object for you from one of Dublin’s hidden gems, the Trinity College Zoological Museum:

It caught my eye when I was studying some of their Blaschka models for a project I’m involved in and I thought you might like to have a go at working out what this jaw might be from.

Have fun!

13 thoughts on “Friday mystery object #340

  1. Oh what big teeth he has! (In the upper jaw at least…). I’m disappointed I didn’t get to see the one that recently visited the UK.

  2. A bit tricky because in this species specimens have a varied number of lower teeth. Its upper canine has probably been turned into a knife handle or even a crucifix, or Medieval chessman, or …

  3. Maybe I live in the ocean and move my tail in and up and down motion. Or perhaps a forest creature, or a unicorn with big tooth features.

    I have no idea but I’m looking forward to the answer.

  4. Hah!

    After lots of pondering I wanted it to be a camel, but I see from earlier responses that this is the Carpenter’s friend. Oh the poor oysters…

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