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Mike from North Queensland

Cretaceous Shark australia

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Mike from North Queensland

Hi all I picked up this broken specimen out at Julia Creek (Western Queensland Australia) a short while back and assume it is a small shark Vertebra but would like conformation as it is worn.

The formation is cretaceous around 100 million in age - I still have to confirm the formation as I have never fossicked in the spot before as it was a short stop for lunch on a full day drive.

The specimen if whole would have been about 22 mm in diameter so is small. There appears to be quite a few growth rings so this may have been a quite small mature shark ? (Bramble)

Mike D,Arcy

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Mike from North Queensland

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JarrodB

It looks very much like the shark verts I find in Texas.

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Sir.tommy.the.toad

I agree with jarodB looks like the shark vets I find in Florida. Nice find

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Al Dente

A view of the outer edge could be helpful. I don't think it is a bramble shark, Squaliform sharks have very simple centrums that are basically two cones attached at the points. Squaliform centrums are very fragile and don't fossilize well.

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