New World monkey skull, bisected and painted

Frederic Wood Jones (b.1879, d.1954)
Circa 1930-1937
Left side of sagittally bisected skull, no mandible, of a New World monkey (Parvorder Platyrrhini). Originally mounted on a comparative osteology display board showing the key articulations of the side of the skull. Skulls have been painted to show equivalent bones of the skull in different species. Key: yellow: parietal bone, purple: frontal bone, lilac: zygomatic bone, salmon: maxilla, green: sphenoid bone, red: temporal bone (squamous part), white: temporal bone (petrous part), blue: occipital bone. This display compared the skulls of a lemur, wallaby, dog, human, chimpanzee and a New World monkey.

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Circa 1930-1937
animal bone, paint
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Harry Brookes Allen Museum Anatomy Category


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