Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Reading for Three Female Corpses, 1997
Skeleton of the squirrel, showing its relation to the body
Check out that skull and those teeth - the family Sciuridae is more closely related to beavers, dormice, and porcupines, than they are to your average household rodent, despite looking like “fancy-dress rats”.
The skull is often a key differentiating factor for comparative zoologists. The design of the inner ear and teeth/jaws can often point to a very different (and much more accurate) classification of a species than body type.
Animal Forms: A Textbook of Zoology. David S. Jordan and Harold Heath, 1902.
Maurizio cattelan, 13.3.81 mys last kiss, 1997 , view of the exhibition delta in 1997 at musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris
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