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Trilokris

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Hello everyone. I am new to the site so please let me slide if this is incomplete. I found this fossil in a small Creek in the west part of Dallas county in Texas. This area is upper Cretaceous but this bone is in amazing condition in my opinion so maybe more recent?? It is currently in storage so these are the only pictures I have right now. Any info or suggestions would be awesome and appreciatedIMG_20190223_122144_01.thumb.jpg.22056222b6e789f6841add9319faa6b7.jpgIMG_20190223_122131_01.thumb.jpg.d37888ffafc7b1f36e4fdb6b343ab9ab.jpg

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fifbrindacier

Hi, you can make the flame test : burn a hidden part of it, if it smells it is recent.

 

Sophie.

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fifbrindacier

Could you provide pics from all its surfaces ?

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Yes I'll provide more as soon as I get it in hand. Thank you for your response

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I also wanted to add that the pictures are of both sides even though they look very similar.

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and feel free to delete the photo where the ground is in focus.  : )

 

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Apologies for the time gap in postings but this fossil was in storage and I finally got a chance to dig it up... Again. Please let me know what y'all think.

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Hi Trilokris,

Really interesting piece.

Definitely from the midline of a big animal. I would say part of a vertebra, neural arch.

Best Regards,

J

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I am not an expert in any way but i would try to see if it matches up with a bison bone.  I could be totally wrong but my gut is thinking something along those lines.

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@Trilokris 

 

Research the dorsal processes of archosaurs / crocodilians...very cool find.  

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On 7/5/2020 at 7:29 PM, Trilokris said:

 

Thank you all for your replies. I was thinking something vertebra related as well and have spent a lot of time looking at different species but have come up short so far. I had not considered Crocodilians though... Great idea! 

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