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From the album: BONESHere is a seldom seen bone from a fairly common fossil animal. The bone appeared on The Fossil Forum as a "quiz" to identify its source and function. Here are some of the clues that finally led to an identification: It's a bone . . . IOW, from a vertebrate. It's about five million years old, but similar to bones much older and much younger. It's part of the Palmetto Fauna which is not a marine assemblage. It not from an unfamiliar animal . . . everyone would recognize it. It's not a toe bone (phalanx). It's not a patella. It's not a caudal vertebra. It's not any part of a stern
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