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Found 12 results

  1. Turtle (?) Scapula

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Scapula found on the beach at cliff base. I can't find anything in the fossil field guides, but a comparison of scapula bones from extant animals shows a close match between this and a turtle's scapula. Miocene Calvert Group Virginia
  2. Mystery Scapula

    I found this scapula this weekend along the Potomac River in Virginia. It's a vertebrate. That's all I know for sure. Most of the cliff next to the beach where I found it is miocene marine, but the very top is pleistocene terrestrial. The grid is in inches.
  3. Fossil Scapula

    Found this small bone that appears to be a scapula from something but unsure what ot could be from. Found on the beach in Galveston, TX. Possibly Pleistocene. Any ideas?
  4. Hi there! I found this piece while walking a beach on lake Champlain in the adirondack Mountains, anyone know what the hell it is from? My first thoughts were a scapula? I don’t have the slightest clue about this stuff, I’ve found lots of cool things while metal detecting, and hunting for arrow heads, but this is perplexing! Maybe it’s nothing cool, or maybe it belonged to champs great great grandpa Thanks everyone !
  5. Ok this might be the most stupid question you have even had on here but it's bugging me and can't seem to get any good pages or images on google, and it is basically to do with the scapula and coracoid, how would it have been attached to the main skeletal system of theropods? as from looking at museum's and models it seem like it is just slapped on the side of the ribs which would not have provided much support or structure, and with sauropods would it have been attached to fused vertebrae like it would be for sacral vertebrae? Thanks for you time to read this. Matt
  6. the not so cold shoulder

    jasmyolscapulcaj.1096-3642.2006.00200.x.pdf
  7. Found yesterday in Peace River. I guess scapula of something. Would you please ID. TY
  8. A couple old finds to ID

    Both of these fossils come from Peace river in Florida. Judging from the edge and size I'm wondering if the top one is from the scapula of a mammoth/mastodon? Either that or something from a whale. Any ideas? The bottom is an armadillo scute that I once mistook for scrap bone and left in the scrap box until being rediscovered. Any way to tell if it's Holmesia septentrionalisis or Holmesina floridanus? Thanks
  9. Plesiosaur Scapula

    Can anyone tell me if I am on the right track. I collected this fossil in a creek bed in North Texas consisting of mostly upper cretaceous limestone with many bivalves, ammonites, etc. It appears to be a scapula to me possibly from a plesiosaur. Can anyone offer any input?
  10. Not fossils, but amazing anyway

    From the album First Fossil Hunt - Summerville, SC

    These were not fossilized; however, they were well worthy of being added to today's collection. On the right is a piece of a turtle shell and on the left is a scapula. After looking up what a turtle scapula looks like, it isn't from the turtle the shell came from (me flexing my desire to possibly pursue forensic anthropology; yes I know it isn't human, but still). Comparison between human and turtle scapulae: http://www.riken.jp/~/media/riken/import/en/info/release/press/2009/090710/image/01.gif
  11. Large Scapula Id Help Please

    Hi all, Anybody able to help with the ID of this large scapula end? Found this in the imported backfill of a local quarry here in the UK. Judging from its very large size, I was speculating that it could be from an Auroch, however someone has also suggested it looks like a woolly rhino scapular. Measurments. Width at Top ; 138mm. Width at minimum shaft taper 110mm. Thickness 25mm to 37mm. (5 inches, 4 1/4 inches, 1.5 inch) Thanks in advance.
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