It may be asked how the osteologist can distinguish the tame from the wild races of the same species by their skeletons alone.
Leave any cartilage attachments and any parts of a bony nature for the osteologist, to be on the safe side.
When in doubt about any special part, give the osteologist the benefit of the doubt by saving the special part for him.
The development of the limb from the fin offers no serious difficulty to the osteologist.
osteologist, one versed in the nature, arrangement, and uses of the bones.
osteology os·te·ol·o·gy (ŏs'tē-ŏl'ə-jē)
The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.