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Possible Triceratops Brow Horn???


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Hi,

I bought this fossil at a flea market but am having trouble identifying what it could. I believe it to be the brow horn of a triceratops but i'm not too sure.

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too curved to be a horn, but it could be part of the nose/beak.  I see some pretty typical ceratopsian texture on some of the pix.  But honestly I would like to see more texture on it to be sure it is ceratopsian.

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Do you have any clue of locality where its from to even consider that its Ceratopsian or Cretaceous.   I agree with jpc the inside curve a bit to acute to be a brow horn they typically have a gradual taper.  Can you provide aditional pictures of ends and outer curved side.

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10 hours ago, jpc said:

too curved to be a horn, but it could be part of the nose/beak.  I see some pretty typical ceratopsian texture on some of the pix.  But honestly I would like to see more texture on it to be sure it is ceratopsian.

here are some closer up pictures

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4 hours ago, Troodon said:

Do you have any clue of locality where its from to even consider that its Ceratopsian or Cretaceous.   I agree with jpc the inside curve a bit to acute to be a brow horn they typically have a gradual taper.  Can you provide aditional pictures of ends and outer curved side.

here are some pictures of the ends and the outer curve

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The texture does look Ceratopsian but the shape of the end views is not consistent with what I would expect from brow horns.  No idea what you have. 

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46 minutes ago, Troodon said:

The texture does look Ceratopsian but the shape of the end views is not consistent with what I would expect from brow horns.  No idea what you have. 

My thoughts exactly.  

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Reminds me of the nasal horn of "Monoclonius recurvicornis"

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Or perhaps a centrosaurine parietal process

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But without any information about where it's from (which understandably may not exactly be high priority at a flea market), it's hard to be confident in any positive identification.

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