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Are there enough diagnostic features left on this atlas vert to determine an identification? I found it on the Brazos River in SE. Texas Pleistocene  gravels

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@garyc

Not sure if yours has enough to tell.

 

But I recently got a copy of Olsen's "Post-Cranial Skeletal Characters of Bison and Bos," and it has a lot of helpful comparative diagrams for different bones.

 

This diagram may be helpful.

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It's very small for bos, equus or larger cervus like elk, maybe deer though. Can you tell if the gap in the center of the dorsal arch is due to breakage?

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Is it well mineralized? I would say deer sized, but not a deer. Looks more like a partial carnivore. If not mineralized maybe canine. I believe my photo is a small dog atlas. This view would be your 3rd photo.

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Thanks for the comments. On a Facebook group, it received a tentative I’d of felid…. “Too big to be puma”

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1 hour ago, fossilus said:

This might help for your ID.

This link is to "The Felicidae of Rancho la Brea".  You can browse the book, it has measurements for smilodon and lion atlas's.

 

 http://hp.myway.com/fromdoctopdf/ttab02ie/index.html?n=7857CF46&p2=^Y6^xpt219^TTAB02^us&ptb=03AC5254-E610-4866-8170-B701E309906A&si=EAIaIQobChMIxr36jfOn4AIVEwKtBh2xTQ8SEAEYASAAEgJbiPD_BwE&coid=c28d69c8d50a4b418c1e34c7fda03618

the link leads to a blank

and you need to use the correct term: "The Felidae of Rancho la Brea"  

 

Did you actually find a viewable pdf version?  

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4 minutes ago, jpc said:

the link leads to a blank

and you need to use the correct term: "The Felidae of Rancho la Brea"  

 

Did you actually find a viewable pdf version?  

Corrected.  

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3 hours ago, fossilus said:

Corrected.  

Thanks.  That works much better.  

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