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Osteology: Hall of Bones

Osteology: Hall of Bones

– Permanent

Museum: Natural History Museum

Location: 2nd Floor, West Wing

Hundreds of skeletons of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes—ranging from the gigantic extinct Steller sea cow to the tiny pocket mouse—are shown in characteristic poses and grouped by order to illustrate their relationships. The groupings of these skeletons show how bone structures evolved in adaptation to environment.

Compare, bone for bone, one skeleton against another and observe unique skeletal features in any animals.