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New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri, VT082

Physical Description

Two lumbar and six thoracic vertebrae of a NZ fur seal. Five epiphysis are also present, some of them consisting of two epiphysis joined by the intervertebral disc.

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Thoracic vertebrae): 60 x 50 x 40mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Thoracic vertebrae): 80 x 60 x 50mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Thoracic vertebrae): 70 x 50 x 55mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - Thoracic vertebrae): 55 x 45 x 60mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e - Thoracic vertebrae): 55 x 40 x 55mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (f - Thoracic vertebrae): 50 x 40 x 50mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (g - Cervical vertebrae): 90 x 65 x 55mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (h - cervical vertebrae): 70 x 70 x 50mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (i - Epiphysis): 4 x 32 x 25mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (j - Epiphysis): 4 x 20 x 20mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (k - Epiphysis): 4 x 20 x 22mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (l - Epiphysis): 7 x 30 x 20mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (m - Epiphysis): 10 x 30 x 20mm

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