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Leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, VT096

Physical Description

Disarticulated skull of a leopard seal, quite worn and weathered. Braincase and facial region present, middle section of the skull missing. Some small skull fragments are stored in plastic bags.

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Braincase): 100 x 160 x 120mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Facial region): 70 x 80 x 65mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Rib fragment): 4 x 30 x 200mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - Distal fragment rib): 3 x 25 x 100mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e - Skull fragment): 5 x 5 x 15mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (f - Skull fragment): 5 x 10 x 25mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (g - Skull fragment): 1 x 5 x 15mm
Weight (h - Bag with bone fragments and sand): 7.2g

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