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Offline mudman

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OFD Skeleton
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:47:33 pm »
Not the famous one now in a box in Cardiff museum but one found whilst up in the Fault Series in OFD1 at the weekend. One of our party spotted this skeleton under a rock. Unfortunately I didn't think to put something in for scale but I would say it was 8 to 10 inches end to end. I assume that it has been found before and identified but I wondered if anyone could identify it from my blurry picture? We thought at the time rat, but those legs look a little long for a rat.
The jaw is almost completely covered in calcite at the lefthand side of the picture.
I do also wonder how old it is.


Offline BradW

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Re: OFD Skeleton
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 02:02:51 pm »
Dave Dobson (SWCC Conservation) might be a good person to make aware of this.

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 11:10:33 pm »
Good idea, I've sent an email.

Offline Jopo

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Re: OFD Skeleton
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 11:57:15 pm »
I was led to believe it is (was) a squirrel.

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Re: OFD Skeleton
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 09:55:27 am »
I was led to believe it is (was) a squirrel.

Jopo

Thanks Jopo