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View Resource Skulls

The California Academy of Sciences (last mentioned in the July 5, 2002 Scout Report), offers this well-designed and comprehensive Web site about skulls. Visitors will learn about skull structure and function, skull diversity, the living tissue associated with bones, and the role of the academy's skull collection in scientific research. This Web site is made especially appealing by its liberal use...
View Resource Animal Tails

Call it tail envy. With only a vestigial nub to show for ourselves, perhaps it's no wonder that animal tails capture our attention. The following Web sites present some of the more interesting tails to be found in the animal kingdom. The first Web site contains a recent article from Discovery News describing new findings that at least one species of scorpion produces two distinct types of tail...
View Resource Veterinary Anatomical Illustrations

These remarkable illustrations were taken from the classic works of German veterinary anatomists, Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, along with medical illustrator, Hermann Dittrich. Originally published in texts from 1898 and 1911 through 1925, these works remain seminal for those studying various animals today. Animals covered here include the horse, cow, dog, lion, goat, and deer. Crafted as...