1790 Antique accurate Dugong skull

1790 Antique accurate Dugong skull

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Accurate antique print of Dugong skull from late 18th Century edition of Buffon. The most notable characteristic of the dugong skull is its deflected (down-turned) rostrum, an evolutionary adaptation to its role as a seagrass eater.

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Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, anatomy, buffon, cranium, dugong, manatee, sirenian, skeleton, skull

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