Animal skull guide whether it be flying on a black flag symbolizing pirates or attached to a giant t rex skeleton staring down at us in a museum the skull has forever fascinated us we are all familiar with our own skull of course but could you identify what animal a skull belongs to just by . Presentation resource guide whats that skull how to identify what critter it was wouldnt it be neat if you could identify a skull in the woods just by looking at it there are a few distinguishing characteristics that you can see when analyzing a skull that can reveal to you what role it played in its environment. Closing thoughts on skull identification beyond the major parts of the skull there are many other minor features and types of parts to get to know that are beyond the scope of this article i recommend the skull books listed below and strongly suggest visiting a natural history museum to get hands on knowledge of skulls. If you are unsure of a skulls identification you can compare it with other known specimens fish and even skulls can be identified using this method below is an example of a dichotomous skull key excerpt taken from a key guide to mammal skulls and lower jaws by aryan i roest skulls unlimited international inc is committed to . Spring is a good time to look for mammal skulls the end of winter is a peak period of mortality for many species and skulls can be found virtually anywhere but skull identification can be difficult
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