Bad memory for bones. And reptiles got too many. And satin stitch takes a bit of practice. And silk is a pain to work, very shreddy. (Yes, it is good silk….) Hence this small sampler depicting the major bones that you will find on the major reptiles, most of the time, unless the reptile has changed around and possibly become a pigeon or a duck, done in satin stitch using a rather nice silk embroidery floss on linen.
I am not clear if the light yellow bone is the prefrontal or the lacrimal. Think it’s the prefrontal. I seem to remember the lacrimal being a rather irregular bone.
At least I didn’t write about the copperhead in the yard.
“Biology of the Reptilia: Lab 5”. C. Falasco and C. Koch. Available from http://borbl426-526.blogspot.com/2012/02/lab-4-lepidosauria-cait-falasco-and.html. Accessed July 14, 2014.
“Cranial Anatomy of the Cynodont Reptile Thrinaxodon Liorhinus”. R. Estes, 1961. Bulletin, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. Available from http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/synapsids/rowe/estes.html. Accessed July 14, 2014.