puffin skull 2 (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 quadrate and pterygoid on the right side and the pterygoid on the left. This damage may have been as a result of predation.
The beak sheathes are missing from this specimen although the shape and structure of the beak are distinctive.
The skull measures 7.8cm long.