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Is this a Claw?

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TonyB

I found this and thought it might be a claw? Found in the Eastern Washington/North Idaho area.

It weighs 20 oz and measures 5" x 4" and is about 1.5" at its thickest point. I do have more pictures but I'm having sizing issures.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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sseth

Interesting picture.  Can't wait to see more.  From this I would guess a section of an ammonite.

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Macrophyseter

Do you know exactly where in east washington/northern idaho area? It seems that the borders between them are dates in Neogene, mostly Miocene rock, so its probably a mammal. I dont think its a claw, since its too thick compared to Miocene animals at the time. It could be a toe or something.

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TonyB

I can't be more specific about the area (I don't know) and there is the possibility that it was brought from another area (found at local auction)

Here is a different angle with no flash

 

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-AnThOnY-

I agree with ammonite section, from who knows where. Google search Mortoniceras for an ammonite with similar features to what you have.

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RJB

Ammo section?

 

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Macrophyseter

So now that you've shown a new angle, it changes everything. Probably actually from a different location, or from some small pocket of older rock in-between. At that angle, it looks absolutely nothing like a toe, tooth, or claw, but a piece of ammonite. I'll now have to agree that its probably a section of an ammonite. Nice find, btw :)

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