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Is this a Spinosaurid partial spine? (Round 2)

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-Andy-

Hi all, I have another fossil here for your inspection please. It seems to be a Spinosaurid partial neural spine but I cannot be sure.

 

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LordTrilobite

I'm not sure Carcharodontosaurid could be completely ruled out. Some Carcharodontosaurids have pretty long spines as well. But it might be too slender.

 

But yes, this does indeed look like a portion of a Spinosaurid neural spine. The shape and structure fits. Spinosaurid spine seems most likely.

 

 

Edit: then again... For Carcharodontosaurid I would kinda expect tendon attachments on the front and back of the spine. Since this one doesn't have that we can probably rule out Carcharodontosaurid after all. So Spino spine it is!

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Troodon

Agree Spinosaurid spine, fits the profile of the one I have.

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Masp

Very nice fossil, congrats on this @-Andy-

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