Credit: FRANCIS CHEE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Timelapse footage of a close-up of the head of a decomposing rat (Rattus norvegicus). The soft tissues of the head have been eaten by carrion beetles (Silphidae) and other animals, exposing the bones of the skull. Its teeth are seen in its jaws at centre. This is the eighth in a series of nine clips showing the decomposition of the rat over two weeks. For the full sequence, see clips K003 2675-2683.

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Decomposing rat

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Duration: 00:00:09.15

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 427.7M

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Capture format: Digital Image Sequence

Codec: Photo - JPEG

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