Juvenile puffin skull (Fratercula arctica)
This is a nice example of a real puffin skull Fratercula arctica. It was from a specimen found on a beach and has been cleaned and prepared. There has been a bit of damage to the skull as it is missing the jugal, quadrate and pterygoid on the right side, however they are all present on the left. I believe that this damage was from predation.
The beak sheathes (rhamphotheca) are still present although as they are not well developed or highly coloured, this may well have been a juvenile.
The skull measures 7.8cm long.