We believe education is the greatest gift osteology can share and that every human specimen can contribute to the advancement of science. These specimens are provided to us by retired physicians, medical researchers, dental professionals, and former university medical programs. We also work with accredited donor programs. A small sample - often antiques that simply do not qualify for medical/research grade usage - are made available to osteology enthusiasts worldwide so that they may continue to educate and inform.
In vertebrate anatomy, ribs are the long, curved bones that form the rib cage. In most tetrapods, ribs surround the chest, enabling the lungs to expand and thus facilitate breathing by expanding the chest cavity. They serve to protect the lungs, heart, and other internal organs of the thorax.
- Sold individually
- The photo shown is an example of what your specimen will approximately look like. Each rib is unique and will vary slightly in size, shape, color, etc.
- Measurements are made along the curve
This was a gift for my friend and they loved it. Wish it had come with a certified card like the animal skull I bought though
Great experience, easy to order.
The only place for bones
The item arrived on time in advertised condition. I will continue to use Skulls Unlimited as I build my collection.
It’s a rib
Received the package insanely fast. Item was as expected, smaller than I imagined but that could just be my lack of knowledge regarding skeletal anatomy. While I have not personally had an expert verify the item it does fit the description as given. Great starter bone for a collection imo. Would buy again.
Perfect! Hung up in my room! Also a good back scratcher