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Ray Versus Shark Vertebrae - How to discern?

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Howdy! How do you tell a Shark Vertebra from a Ray Vertebra? I can't seem to find much info online about Ray Verts. I came across (and vaguely remembered reading on a post) that ray vertebrae are more rectangular....is that true?  Here are a few vertebrae that I think might be ray and if I could get a positive yay or nay on that.....I'd be very grateful! 


These are from Post Oak Creek in Texas - Cretaceous Era

Size 4mm


Size 3 mm





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32 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

Here’s an older topic that discusses the differences- http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/48187-shark-vert-vs-fish-vert/


OH dear...so that just made me way more confused. Ah well....so ray verts are essentially the same as shark verts and good luck figuring out which is which. hahahhaha


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