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Remember the mustelid bones I found a few weeks ago? They were either from pine marten or from polecat, but I didn't think it was possible to securely identify them from the shapes of the bones themselves.

So I asked a colleague at English Heritage - they have a huge reference collection of all kinds of animals - and she took some measurements from pine marten and polecat bones, and it turned out that my mustelid mostly matched pine martens! *does happy dance of rare species identification*

 photo SLGMpinemartenmeascomp_zps85714e85.png

Date: 2013-08-15 08:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That's great. There seems to be a nice degree of separation between the two groups.

Steph

Date: 2013-08-18 11:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ragnvaeig
That's surprisingly divergent.

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