Animal Skull Identification Lab

 

Observing animal skulls can tell us a lot about how the animals lived, fed and sensed the world around him. What can YOU tell from skulls?

Skull Legend- find your way around the parts of a skull

Eating Habits- TEETH!

Herbivore

Carnivore

Insectivore

Omnivore

Sight ability- EYE SOCKETS!
           
Fabulous sight

Poor eyesight

Smell- NASAL PASSAGES!

Fabulous smell

Poor smell

Hearing- AUDITORY BULLAE!

Very acute hearing

Poor hearing

Preditor or Prey?

Predator

Prey

          

Take a look at the following skulls and complete the table on the handout given to you.
See if you can come up with a basic description of the characteristics of the animal belonging to each group!

Cougar
Black Bear
Lynx
Cow Moose
Wolf
Marten
Pronghorn Doe
Fisher (male)
Eastern Cottontail
Human