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Aurora, NC Vertebra

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historianmichael

I found this vertebra several years ago in the fossil pit next to the Aurora Fossil Museum. I initially classified the vertebra as whale, but as I go back through my collection, I am beginning to doubt my identification. After doing my own research I think I have been able to narrow it down to Odontocete, but I was curious if there is a way to narrow it further. Perhaps dolphin? But again, these are only guesses. The pattern on one side of the vertebra is very interesting; you can see it in the second photo.

 

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Darktooth

The pattern on the side of the vertabrae is the epiphysis that has fused to the vert.

Ok I think I used the wrong word .

Not epiphysis but ..................somebody help me!:unsure:

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FossilsAnonymous
11 hours ago, Darktooth said:

The pattern on the side of the vertabrae is the epiphysis that has fused to the vert.

Ok I think I used the wrong word .

Not epiphysis but ..................somebody help me!:unsure:

No, I think you’re right.... you’re probably just used to calling them cookies :P

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Darktooth
19 hours ago, Darktooth said:

The pattern on the side of the vertabrae is the epiphysis that has fused to the vert.

Ok I think I used the wrong word .

Not epiphysis but ..................somebody help me!:unsure:

Ok, it is the right word!:DSee I know stuff! Sometimes...........:rolleyes:

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