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Mystery mammal bone

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Micah

This definitely isn't completely fossilized (maybe not even at all smelled bad when I did flame test) but I figured someone on here would be able to help me figure out what is is. I found it on a sandbar in a creek here in southeast Nebraska. My initial thought was cow or bison femur, but I can't match it with any bones on the web that I've found. It is 14 inches long and is massive and heavy.

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Harry Pristis

Horse or bovid (cow?) seem to be the likely choices.  I believe, with high confidence, this is a horse distal femur.

 

 

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Micah

@Harry Pristis Looking at this diagram I believe you are correct! Thank you, lol it's been driving me crazy since it feels like it shouldn't be that hard to figure out...

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