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Reached For A Gastropod Pulled Put A Ammonite I Think

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toren

I found this ysterday in a stream that runs through the Navesink formation in Holmdel,NJ ....I was walking up the stream in an area that I find lots of gast and bivalves at...I saw the knuckels(lack of better word) just at the surface of the gravel bar.I thought wow a nice gastropod but to my surprise I pulled out thispost-11484-0-83161500-1371305038_thumb.jpgpost-11484-0-71664300-1371305051_thumb.jpgpost-11484-0-38711000-1371305061_thumb.jpg

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toren
post-11484-0-08765600-1371305345_thumb.jpgI had asked a friend about this and he said the two things on the one side is throwing him off....so if anyone can point me in the right direction... I would be so grateful

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NSRhunter

Looks like you have got part of a broken bone and the two things would be at one end or like a leg/arm bone.

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Auspex

It took me a while to resolve the three-dimensional nature of this piece.

I wonder whether it might be the unfused end of a metatarsus from an immature artiodactyl?

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toren

ah ur right it does have bone structure..its been on the counter for 24 hours and still not dry..but last nite when it was really wet i couldn't see it and it has lost most of its weight now..um i see no breaks a little stream wear on some points but no breaks that i can see lol...some much for the hour i wasted looking at ammonites...now where to go from here

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toren

hummm yeah its from a area that has a high deer population in fact i see them most times im there

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toren

yep thank u guys.. ur right on with that... in fact i think auspex nailed it to a tee...ty again

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Moralejoy

Me hace recordar a un Estructura sedimentaria tipo Hummocky

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