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New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri, VT2410

Physical Description

Skull and lower jaw of a subadult NZ fur seal. Fragments of cartilage and dried muscle and still present. Specimen presents a yellowish color due to external coating (possibly varnish). Teeth are in place. PC5 is missing from the left maxilla and PC 5 and 6 from the right maxilla. Lower left PC5 is also missing from mandible.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Skull): 70 x 110 x 200mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Mandible): 50 x 100 x 135mm

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