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Q: number of bones in various animals ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: number of bones in various animals
Category: Science
Asked by: shadowgate-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 22 Aug 2002 16:35 PDT
Expires: 21 Sep 2002 16:35 PDT
Question ID: 57591
How many bones do the following animals have? crocodile, eagle,
elephant, lion, tyranosaur and a fully grown cobra. I'd like something
more precise than circa 200-300, but realize the answer will vary
depending on exactly what is counted as a bone.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: number of bones in various animals
From: cogpsych-ga on 23 Aug 2002 11:26 PDT
Finding the number of bones for the animals you listed is harder than
I thought it would be. The only thing I could come up with after a
brief search was the following:

The largest crocodile species in the world has 250 bones (excluding
skull and armor).

I found this at:

Hopefully others can do better than I did.
Subject: Re: number of bones in various animals
From: tlspiegel-ga on 23 Aug 2002 23:43 PDT
Hello shadowgate,

You'll have to find the exact information you requested by browsing
the pages listed. Here are some links for you:

Basic Anatomy of Mammals

Super Croc

Bird Skeleton

Anatomy of Elephants

Preparing a Snake Skeleton

Hope this helps,


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