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What Kind Of Bone Is This?

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This bone fragmemt was one we found on our last trip to the Santa Fe River. B)B)B):)

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Here is another bone fragment that I would like to know what it's from also if anyone can . B)B)B):)

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Here is another bone fragment that I would like to know what it's from also if anyone can . :)

This appears to be the distal portion of metacarpal II of a peccary.

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This bone fragmemt was one we found on our last trip to the Santa Fe River. :)

I don't think I've ever found one of these, William, and I'm not sure what it is. Having said that, do a search for "chevron bone" (giant ground sloth) to see what you find.

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Whoa! As much as I dislike that spot.. maybe we should return.. hmmmm

~Mike

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This appears to be the distal portion of metacarpal II of a peccary.

Thanks Harry, That first bone fragment I remember seeing it some where but I'll check out chevron bones. B)B)B):)

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Whoa! As much as I dislike that spot.. maybe we should return.. hmmmm

~Mike

I agree at least a few more times. B)B)B):)

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That place is really a SCUBA channel. It is so far from either bank that even with 100' of hose, it is a battle.. deep and currents and log jams. I think the next PRIORITY is to rig a ramp to attach to the stern.. then we can dive directly from the boat and NOT have issues with getting back in.

Other than that, I have no issues.. just a great spot but NOT hookah accessible from shore..

~Mike

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Just grow some gills!

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I'll work on those Auspex! Think of the savings on snarge like air, VIP and Hydros.. GREAT IDEA!! Send me a link on how to get started!!

~Mike

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I don't think I've ever found one of these, William, and I'm not sure what it is. Having said that, do a search for "chevron bone" (giant ground sloth) to see what you find.

Harry, where would be a good place to do a search for that? I searched Bing and Google with no luck. B)B)B):)

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Harry, where would be a good place to do a search for that? I searched Bing and Google with no luck. B)B)B):)

I got a number of hits on an ASK.com search. Chevron bones are also known as "hemal arch

small, v-shaped bones attached to the caudal ends of the ventral surface of several caudal (coccygeal) vertebrae where they protect several coccygeal vessels; they are small in dogs, absent in horses and cattle, large in kangaroos and whales."

You may have to search for species-specific info . . . start with sloth skeleton.

Then again, it may not be a chevron bone. The museum people can tell you. Send an image to Hulbert.

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I got a number of hits on an ASK.com search. Chevron bones are also known as "hemal arch

small, v-shaped bones attached to the caudal ends of the ventral surface of several caudal (coccygeal) vertebrae where they protect several coccygeal vessels; they are small in dogs, absent in horses and cattle, large in kangaroos and whales."

You may have to search for species-specific info . . . start with sloth skeleton.

Then again, it may not be a chevron bone. The museum people can tell you. Send an image to Hulbert.

Thanks, Harry I'll check that out. B)B)B):)

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Harry and Worthy, I have an absolutely perfect sloth chevron. I try and find it tomorrow and post a pic. It is much larger but I think they get smaller as they get closer to the end.

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I found the bone but, it's not perfect and neither is my memory. Found in Peace 4 or 5 years ago. Looks like 2 proceeses of some sort are broke off on bottom side near i.d. number. hope this helps you with i.d.

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more pics

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last pic

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I sent some pictures to Dr. Hulbert at the Florida Museum and he said it is a portion of a neck vertebra from a tortoise.? B)B)B):)

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Okaayyyy.. did he provide an illustration or photo?

~Mike

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Okaayyyy.. did he provide an illustration or photo?

~Mike

Why NO! and I can't find any pictures of tortoise neck verts that look like that either. Oh, he also said he was sending my tooth back. :rolleyes::unsure::unsure:

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I found the bone but, it's not perfect and neither is my memory. Found in Peace 4 or 5 years ago. Looks like 2 proceeses of some sort are broke off on bottom side near i.d. number. hope this helps you with i.d.

hoffy thanks, I don't think that there is enough of this bone to get a good ID on . I just thought someone may have had an idea of what it was. B)B)B):)

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More pictures. B)B)B):)

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I sent some pictures to Dr. Hulbert at the Florida Museum and he said it is a portion of a neck vertebra from a tortoise.? cool.gifcool.gifcool.gifsmile.gif

You can't argue with the MAN!

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Yes, he is the man around here when it comes to fossil ID's. B)B)B):)

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