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Density of the Blackfish Petrosal

Nature volume 162, page 150 (24 July 1948) | Download Citation

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THE mammalian petrosal is generally recognized by anatomists as the most compact of bones. The physical density of the various bones does not seem to have attracted much attention. The only data in the literature available to me are those of the "Smithsonian Physical Tables", where the density of bone is given as varying from 1·2 to 2·0 gm. per cubic centimetre.

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  1. Department of Zoology, Victoria University College, Wellington, New Zealand.

    • L. R. RICHARDSON

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