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RachmO

Hi!

 

a beginner here, found what I think is a scute. Would love to narrow down what kind of creature it might be from. I found it in the hills west of Medicine Hat near the red deer river (the same formation as dinosaur provincial park, but outside the boundary). 
thanks

Rachel

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Lone Hunter

Possibly crocodile ?

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hemipristis

softshell turtle

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Awesome!! Love it either way! Thanks for the opinions. You all always amaze me. 
 

Rachel

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PaleoNoel

I second softshell turtle, sometimes they look quite similar to crocodilian osteoderms but I've found that crocs tend to have larger & deeper pits. Additionally, the bottom view you gave us shows a piece of the rib which are fused to what we think of as the shell.

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26 minutes ago, PaleoNoel said:

I second softshell turtle, sometimes they look quite similar to crocodilian osteoderms but I've found that crocs tend to have larger & deeper pits. Additionally, the bottom view you gave us shows a piece of the rib which are fused to what we think of as the shell.

I agree

 

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