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UAM-15988 -- Balaena mysticetus

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  • Common Name

    Bowhead Whale

  • Species

    Balaena mysticetus

  • Specimen Number

    UAM-15988

  • Sex

    Male

  • Cause Of Death

    Unknown

  • Mass

    0

  • Age

    Modern

  • Repository

    University of Alaska Museum of the North

  • City

    Beaufort Sea

  • Collection

    University of Alaska Mammals

  • Collector

    Sam Taalak

  • Owner

    University of Alaska Museum

  • Comment

    Male, juvenile 45 feet long. Cranium on display in Gallery of Alaska at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.Cervical vert., 23 other vert., scapulae, sternum, 28 ribs, humerus, and radius stored on in conex trailer off Aurora Dr. Small parts in range. Some parts are at the LA County Museum (LACM 72149).

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Cervical Vertebrae 5 (Axial)

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Cervical Vertebrae 6 (Axial)

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Cervical Vertebrae 7 (Axial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Ventral)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 2 (Axial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 3 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 4 (Axial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 5 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 5 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 6 (Axial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 7 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 7 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 8 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 8 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 9 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 9 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 10 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 10 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 11 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 11 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 12 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Thoracic Vertebrae 12 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Thoracic Vertebrae 13 (Axial)

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Lumbar Vertebrae 1 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Lumbar Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Dorsal)

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Lumbar Vertebrae 3 (Axial)

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Lumbar Vertebrae 5 (Axial)

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Lumbar Vertebrae 7 (Axial)

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Lumbar Vertebrae 11 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Lumbar Vertebrae 11 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Lumbar Vertebrae 13 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Lumbar Vertebrae 13 (Axial) - Right)

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Bowhead Whale (Lumbar Vertebrae 13 (Axial) - Left)

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Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Caudal Vertebrae 2 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Caudal Vertebrae 2 (Axial) - Left)

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Caudal Vertebrae 3 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Caudal Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Caudal)

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Bowhead Whale (Caudal Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Right)

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Chevron, First (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Chevron, First (Left) - Cranial)

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Chevron, First (Right)

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Rib First (Left)

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Rib Second (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib Second (Left) - Caudal)

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Rib 3 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 3 (Left) - Cranial)

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Rib 4 (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 4 (Axial) - Cranial)

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Rib 5 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 5 (Left) - Cranial)

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Rib 6 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 6 (Left) - Caudal)

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Rib 7 (Left)

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Rib 8 (Left)

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Rib 9 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 9 (Left) - Cranial)

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Rib 10 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 10 (Left) - Cranial)

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Rib 11 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 11 (Left) - Cranial)

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Rib 12 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 12 (Left) - Cranial)

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Rib 13 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Rib 13 (Left) - Right)

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Bowhead Whale (Rib 13 (Left) - Left)

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Bowhead Whale (Rib 13 (Left) - Ventral)

Ventral

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Bowhead Whale (Rib 13 (Left) - Cranial)

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Bowhead Whale (Rib 13 (Left) - Caudal)

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Scapula (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Scapula (Left) - Proximal)

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Humerus (Left)

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Ulna (Left)

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Radius (Left)

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Caudal

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Posterior Carpal (Left)

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Medial Carpal (Left)

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Proximal

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Anterior Carpal (Left)

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Metacarpal 2 (Left)

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Metacarpal 3 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 3 (Left) - Lateral)

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Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 3 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

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Medial

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 3 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 3 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Metacarpal 4 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 4 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 4 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 4 (Left) - Lateral)

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Medial

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 4 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 4 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Metacarpal 5 (Left)

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 5 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 5 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 5 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 5 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 5 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Bowhead Whale (Metacarpal 5 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Basihyoid (Axial)

Bowhead Whale (Basihyoid (Axial) - Distal)

Distal

Bowhead Whale (Basihyoid (Axial) - Medial)

Medial

Bowhead Whale (Basihyoid (Axial) - Lateral)

Lateral

Bowhead Whale (Basihyoid (Axial) - Anterior)

Anterior

Bowhead Whale (Basihyoid (Axial) - Posterior)

Posterior

Bowhead Whale (Basihyoid (Axial) - Proximal)

Proximal

Zygomat (Right)

Bowhead Whale (Zygomat (Right) - Right)

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