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These two pieces came out of a dump truck with older Pleistocene material in Venice, FL. Found 5 Lightning Whelk shells in this load.  Large piece of shiny osteoderm has other bones in the matrix. I have not found this type of piece before. ID welcomed. 
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Looks like a fragment of a freshwater turtle carapace.


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Yep, a proximal end of one of the costals. Looks like Trachemys.

I like it still being in matrix! 


Here's a couple I have...3 a similar promixal fragment as well as 4 a distal fragment. 



Nice find! 

Regards, Chris 

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