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July 18th Santa Fe river trip fossil ID request

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On Monday the 18th I took another rather unproductive trip to the Santa Fe. I came away with a couple giant Armadillo osteoderms, a couple burrfish mouth plates and the item below. You can see it is concave on one face and convex on the other. The convex surface has what may be a bone attachment or it may be a piece of matrix still attached.



I'm leaning toward some kind of fish mouth plate, but an unknown osteoderm is a possibility as well. I don't think the bumps on the surface are well enough defined to be teeth. You can see it's about an inch with and only about 3/16' thick. Pleistocene.

Thanks allot. I appreciate it.

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No idea, but it looks neat!!


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Harry Pristis

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