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Bone found in Big Brook, NJ

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I found this bone today in Monmouth County NJ while searching for shark teeth in the river. It is about 3 inches long and I'm not even sure if it is a fossil or not as it doesn't feel that heavy. Any help with ID is much appreciated. 

 

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The Jersey Devil

Try the burn test to see if there’s any collagen present (you’ll smell the odor). It may also change color

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ClearLake

It is a left calcaneus which is one of the bones in the “ankle” of a mammal. I looked through my book of comparative mammal bones and didn’t find anything that was a perfect match. The closest I came to size and shape was a peccary. 

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erose

Pleistocene material isn't completely uncommon there.

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Harry Pristis

For comparison:

 

 

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