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Could be ordinary rocks with some kind of bore holes though. They seem to lack the shape and features that you normally see of croc scutes

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
24 minutes ago, LA fossils said:

pretty sure these are from a crocodile. does anyone have a 2nd opinion? 

Has a similar pattern but this looks geological in origin. Not an alligator osteoderm.

 

Cheers,

Brett

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Could be pholad borings. They would all have openings to the exterior that only narrowed slightly to the outside of each hole if at all.

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Not a scute. 

Looks similar to predator bored shell material, so pholad boring's seems likely.

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2 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Not a scute. 

Looks similar to predator bored shell material, so pholad boring's seems likely.

I agree 100%.  Look at croc scutes online.  

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On 11/26/2020 at 5:14 PM, jpc said:

I agree 100%.  Look at croc scutes online.  

clam holes will never touch

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Below are pictures of a croc scute and a piece of a croc jaw from the Miocene of Virginia.  Your specimen is 100% not a croc scute.

 

 

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Marco Sr.

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