Early in gestation, a fetus has a cartilaginous skeleton that becomes bone in the gradual process of endochondral ossification. At birth, a newborn has over 300 bones, while on average an adult human has 206 bones. This skeleton is a perfect example of fetal development that can be used for human comparative anatomy.
- Articulated specimen (tissue held)
- Includes dome glass display
- Circa 1896
- Approx. Height of Case: 41.0cm (16 in.)
- Approx. Width of Case: 24.0cm (9.5 in.)
- Approx. Height of Skeleton: 35.0cm (13.75 in)