Coyotes are highly adaptive animals. Once exclusive to the American West, they now can be found through North and Central America. This bone is a metacarpal from a coyote paw. The skeletal structure of most mammals' phalanges are very similar, honed over hundreds of millions of years of natural development. But recent studies using CRISPR gene editing technology have extended the story of these bones even further. The studies discovered a cellular and genetic connection between the fin rays of zebrafish and the digits of tetrapods.
Length range: 2"-2.5"
These bones were ethically sourced form naturally-deceased, wild animals.