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Still_human

Can anyone identify this vert for me? I’m guessing some type of whale, but that’s as much as I can even guess. It was found in Black Beard creek in Liberty county, Georgia

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Troodon

Cervical vert from a cetacean 

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jpc

that was my guess too.

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Still_human
21 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Cervical vert from a cetacean 

Are there many from there of this size?

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Still_human

They don’t know any formation or anything, but I’d imagine the information they did give narrows it down to just a specific formation, wouldn’t it?

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Troodon

No idea of frequency  and Yes the locality should provide a formation but I cannot help you there.

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Still_human
On 2/25/2020 at 4:46 PM, Troodon said:

No idea of frequency  and Yes the locality should provide a formation but I cannot help you there.

Frequency?

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Shellseeker
On 2/25/2020 at 4:03 PM, Still_human said:

They don’t know any formation or anything, but I’d imagine the information they did give narrows it down to just a specific formation, wouldn’t it?

https://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/icps/collections/paleontology-collection/

Liberty county is the Georgia coastal plain, and thus can easily contain both fossil and modern whale verts...

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The paleontology collections of Georgia Southern University are held in the Department of Geology and Geography. The collections primarily include fossils of Georgia’s coastal plain, including nearly 5,000 invertebrate and 1,500 vertebrate fossils ranging in age from 85 million years to 10,000 years old. .......

In 1983, another fossil of international significance, Georgiacetus vogtlensis, was discovered by Georgia Southern paleontologists at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Georgia, and added to the collections. G. vogtlensis is one of the oldest whales in North America, at 42 million years in age.

I would think your whale vert is small to medium whale... for comparison, here is a sperm whale vert... @Boesses-whale-verte.jpg

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Boesse

Baleen whale cervical vertebra

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