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I recently found this nice, if toothless mandible on a S.C. beach. I spent some time trying to compare it with other examples, but am left guessing. It does not compare well with the skunk jawbone that I do have. The alveoli do not line up, so I am wondering about raccoon or opossum ... any help would be appreciated.

Thanks for looking. :)

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Well,

I have this canis edwardi , a small Pleistocene wolf. Note that this fragment is smaller than yours...  I think canis latrans may be in the range of this jaw..

 

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1 hour ago, Shellseeker said:

Well,

I have this canis edwardi , a small Pleistocene wolf. Note that this fragment is smaller than yours...  I think canis latrans may be in the range of this jaw..

 

That's a nice one that you have. I think it is more robust than mine, altho not by much. Thanks so much for chiming in Jack. I wonder if @Harry Pristis has any ideas on this one.

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