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I found the below three bones in the same spot on my last visit to the Peace River.  I have not had much luck trying to ID them.  Maybe just because they are not preserved enough or whole enough to find a match.  I am hoping someone might be able to make an ID based on the photos.  I even suspected they may be all somehow related.  I would appreciate any input. Thanks.

 

All three together:

 

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The largest bone - partial small femur?

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Second bone - Carpal? Tarsal?

 

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Last one - Toe bone?

 

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I can see where you are coming from with the optimistic possible identifications but I think those are all too fragmented and worn to ever be diagnostic enough to assign an ID. I believe the proximal end of rib bones (where they articulate with the vertebra) have a somewhat similar look to what you are seeing as the head of a femur but I think it is too worn to say anything with certainty. I think the others are fragments that are only vaguely resembling the phalanges you see. I keep a lot of interesting bone bits till I can convince myself that they are not diagnostic enough to identify and then they either go in the giveaway bag or back into the river on the next outing.

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Ken, Thanks.  I always appreciate your input and sharing of your experience.  I guess these will join the other odds and ends in the garden.

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