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New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri, VT534

Physical Description

Skull, lower jaws, and bone fragments of an adult NZ fur seal, and a bag of associated sand. All upper incisors are present and in place, but only 2 post-canines are seen in the right side and 3 in the left side. Lower jaws are disarticulated. Right jaw has the canine in place and 1 post-canine. Left jaw has the canine and two post-canines present.

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Skull): 120 x 170 x 250mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Left mandible): 80 x 40 x 180mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Right mandible): 70 x 40 x 180mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - Bone fragment): 15 x 15 x 25mm
Weight (e - Bag of sand): 0.7g

Sex

Male

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