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New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri, VT3014

Physical Description

Skull and mandible of an adult NZ fur seal with desiccated soft tissue and fur around the muzzle with three whiskers attached. Small stone inside brain cavity. Most of the teeth are missing except for 2 pairs of post-canines on each side.
A small bag with bone fragments and dessicated skin is also present.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Skull, lower jaw and desiccated flesh): 140 x 150 x 260mm
Weight (b - Bag of fragments): 4.3g

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