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    well theres Subclass Anapsida (turtles). Members of the Subclass Anapsida have no fenestration in the skull so i suppose they are fenestrations

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    that makes no logic

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (TheAlphaWolf @ Mar. 13 2005,10:17)]That can't be the nasal opening because it's not centered.
    there is another one on the other side..
    its broken off..
    there are 2 of them, symmetrical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Fruitbat @ Mar 13 2005, 08:31 PM)]
    You've definitely got a partial skull there and it is very likely the skull of an Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica). The typical characteristics regarding your partial skull are as follows:
    1) the frontals are pierced by large anterior perforations
    2) the large, prominent supraorbital grooves have numerous small perforations (this character by itself identifies the bird as a member of the Gaviiformes)
    3) the temporal fossae are deep and are separated by a well-defined sagittal ridge


    Here are those features labeled on your partial skull:



    The two holes in the top of the skull are not naturally occurring and were placed there by some natural or man-induced process. It is remotely possible that the bird was bitten by a carnivore and that those holes are artifacts of such an event.

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    Well so much for an alien [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    That's pretty good for IDing a partial skull. It looks like just the part above and behind the eye socket.
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    ahhh... you were saying alphawolf? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    lol... it still doesn't look like that bird skull there... where's the part at back of the skull? and if you notice... on the picture of the complete bird skull, if you break the top of the eye socket, I don't see how you get that downward slope thing with the holes. ...
    but what the heck. I'm no skull expert :P
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