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Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, VT203

Physical Description

Skull and lower jaws of a bottlenose dolphin. Teeth are preserved in place. Skull and lower jaws are covered with remants of dried soft tissue. Both tympanic bullas are still in place.

References

A review of cetacea in New Zealand seas; W.R.B. Oliver

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Skull): 260 x 280 x 570mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Lower Jaws): 130 x 250 x 500mm

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