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Badger Skulls - A Look At Some Differences

Badger Skulls

I am sure it is plainly obvious but I share an affinity with the European or Eurasian badger (Meles meles) and I have a skull that my son found some years ago at a badger sett in some woodland we surveying near Canterbury in Kent.

I have recently been given an American badger (Taxidea taxus) skull and have been comparing the two and thought it would be interesting to share some pictures here on the Badger Bushcraft blog.

American badger (Taxidea taxus) is pictured above the European our Eurasian badger (Meles meles) skull. 

In the following pictures, below, the American badger (Taxidea taxus) is to the left of the European or Eurasian badger (Meles meles) skull. 

Some very interesting differences that require some more research when time permits!


#2 John Norris 2014-07-07 11:07
Trying to identify a bone I found Would it be unusual to find a badger skull without the bottom jaw attached?
#1 Stephen O Neill 2011-04-02 11:05
Very interesting especially with the very prominent ridge on top of the native badger. The brain casing seems to be smaller also.
Steve O.

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