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Scott Fleagle

I just joined this group. I found this today in the surf of Holden Beach, NC. Just hoping someone can identify it for me 

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fifbrindacier

Hi, it's a piece of bone. I don't think it's from a Megalodon.

Try to burn it with a flame, if it smells, it's a modern bone.

 

Sophie.

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Mark Kmiecik

Looks like part of a fish skull. Try the flame test.

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Scott Fleagle
2 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

Looks like part of a fish skull. Try the flame test.

Thanks. I tried the flame test and got no smell from it. Maybe I’ll try a better picture.

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jpc

mosasaur vert?  Whatever it is, it is...

1)  not a tooth

2)  very waterworn.  Likely beyond identifyable.

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Plax

Holden Beach renourishment has a lot of late Maastrichtian Peedee in it so I agree with probable Mosasaur vert. Trust you also got some of those nice Hardouinea mortonis echinoids?

  Good eye JPC!

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Scott Fleagle
2 hours ago, Plax said:

Holden Beach renourishment has a lot of late Maastrichtian Peedee in it so I agree with probable Mosasaur vert. Trust you also got some of those nice Hardouinea mortonis echinoids?

  Good eye JPC!

Thanks for your reply!

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Plax

Something like this would be possible but most of the sediment being pumped on the beach is Cretaceous and his bone has a general mosasaur vert shape to it.

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