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Old 11-12-2016, 06:29 PM
Malleus, Incus, Stapes! Malleus, Incus, Stapes! is offline
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Originally Posted by correlophus View Post
Do you count the scull as a single bone? Because it consists of many little interconnected bones. Frontals, parietals, nasals, premaxillae, maxillae, dentaries, palatines, pterygoids, vomers etc. Reptilian sculls have many more bones than mammalian ones.
I hadn't thought about that!

It's just that I worked at a camp petting zoo this summer, and the kids were always asking me if the snakes had bones, and I wanted to be able to give them a specific number instead of something vague like "Tons. Tons of bones."

Originally Posted by Malleus, Incus, Stapes!
Coincidentally, those that are homologous with mammalian ear bones!
But there are only 3 mammalian earbones, no? The mallues, the incus, and the stapes?

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