Animal World


How do the bones of an adult human compare to those of an adult dog?

  Adult Human Adult Dog
Number of bones 206 321
Number of vertebrae 33 50
Number of joints over 200 over 300
Age of maturity 18 2
Longest bone femur (thighbone) ulna (forearm bone)
Smallest bone ossicles (ear bones) ossicles (ear bones)
Number of ribs 12 on each side 18 on each side


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