Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I welcome the opportunity to discuss your finds and help with identifications if I can.
The following points may help you to make it easier for me to respond:
- Photographs. Please include a scale whenever possible. It doesn't have to be a ruler, a coin or your lens-cap, or anything else will do, especially if you tell me its size. Daylight is the best (and cheapest !) kind of lighting, overcast conditions or in shadow on a sunny day will prevent harsh shadows, or try using directional light from a window (indoors) to bring out subtle shapes or textures.
- Where was it found ? i.e. which continent ! You would be surprised how many people assume I can tell where they are writing from. It also helps to know the kind of habitat (mountain, marine etc) where it was found.
- If you want to send me a specimen from within the UK, please ask for my address. There are many complex regulations covering the sending of wild animal parts between countries.
- I don't buy or sell skulls.
Found one of these ? It's not a skull !
It's the equivalent of a pelvis in birds. You can see the backbone running down the centre and the two sockets which look like eye sockets are the hip joints. This structure is made up of several fused bones including vertebrae, sacrum, ilium and ischium.