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Struthiomimus Vertebrae

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PaleoNoel

Hi all, these two fossils were found in North Dakota's Hell Creek fm. this past summer. I believe they are vertebrae from ornithomimosaurs but I'm not certain. I'd like the input of my peers on the forum.

The first one seems like it would be from a juvenile as it's mostly complete but very small at just under an inch long. The other is missing an end, but is a bit larger at about an inch and a quarter in length.

First:

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Second:

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jpc

I would call them ornithomimid, esp the second one.  I am not sure about that curved ventral surface on the smaller one.  

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Troodon

Yep ornithomimid , nice juvie...photo of Struthiomimus at the BHI to compare yours against. 

 

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Coco

Hi,

 

And the size is...

 

Coco

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Troodon
37 minutes ago, Coco said:

Hi,

 

And the size is...

 

Coco

"The first one seems like it would be from a juvenile as it's mostly complete but very small at just under an inch long. The other is missing an end, but is a bit larger at about an inch and a quarter in length."

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PaleoNoel
11 hours ago, jpc said:

I would call them ornithomimid, esp the second one.  I am not sure about that curved ventral surface on the smaller one.  

 

5 hours ago, Troodon said:

Yep ornithomimid , nice juvie...photo of Struthiomimus at the BHI to compare yours against. 

 

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Thanks guys! I had the original realization that I probably had ornithomimid vert when I saw a pic of a larger one from the Tuscon Show that @Troodon had posted.

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Coco
On 11/22/2019 at 7:27 AM, Troodon said:

"The first one seems like it would be from a juvenile as it's mostly complete but very small at just under an inch long. The other is missing an end, but is a bit larger at about an inch and a quarter in length."

:whistle: :dinothumb:

 

I need a red smiley...  :blush:

 

Coco

 

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Troodon
6 minutes ago, Coco said:

:whistle: :dinothumb:

 

I need a red smiley...

 

Coco

 

:i_am_so_happy:

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