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Bison Astragalus?

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TNCollector

Hello all,

 

This specimen was found in a creek that cuts through Miocene through Pleistocene fossiliferous exposures. Being found in a creek, I cannot rule out this being a modern critter (unless it is indeed bison of course). I know that this specimen is an astragalus, and I think it is from one of the right legs. I see resemblance with bison astragali, but I don't know.

 

Thanks for the help

 

Whose astragalus??

Miocene to Pleistocene

Mississippi

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TNCollector

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abyssunder

Bison priscus (BOJANUS, 1827) astragali (Europe), for comparison :

 

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TNCollector

That definitely looks like it. Is there anything that could distinguish this being from a modern cow?

 

Here is a side photo.

 

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TNCollector

So would I be correct labelling this as Pleistocene Bison? 

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Harry Pristis
3 hours ago, TNCollector said:

So would I be correct labelling this as Pleistocene Bison? 

 

I certainly don't know the age of the bone.  I think we should defer to someone who has identification criteria and who has the actual bone.

 

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