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SC-046 Group Product Info
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Disarticulated Florida Manatee Skeleton
SC-046-D $7,700.00

Manatees are members of the order Sirenia, from the Latin 'Siren.' Could it be that this massive 10-foot long, half ton mammal fueled the mermaid myth? Certainly the manatee's tail inspires our image of the mermaid, as does the up and down swimming movement achieved with this wide paddle. Noteworthy characteristics include vestigial pelvic bones, only six cervical vertebrae, elongated lungs, and pectoral fins containing five digits enclosed by thick skin. The ribs and other long bones of the manatee are especially heavy, as they do not have marrow cavities. We are particularly proud of this Bone Clones® cast as we were able to retain all parts of the skull, including the inside of the braincase. Auditory bulas and other parts are individually cast and installed. Please check out our other manatee products, such as our Manatee Forelimb Set KO-146. Please see the Manatee Skull, BC-046.

Note that all postcranial bones shown are separated even though they appear fused. They live in warm coastal waters and estuaries and are endangered due to changes in climate, commercial exploitation, subsistence hunting and, most recently, propeller boat injuries. These gentle animals are more closely related to elephants, hyraxes and aardvarks than to seemingly similar cetaceans (whales and dolphins). Similarities to elephants include their prehensile upper lip (reminiscent of a short trunk) and nails on their flippers (similar to those on the elephant's feet). See below for additional items.

No assembly instructions or hardware are included with this product.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Trichechus manatus SC-046-D - $7,700.00
TOTAL 7,700.00
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