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Cervalces (Stag moose) Jaw?

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I'd really like to say with 100% certainty that this partial jaw is from a Stag moose (Cervalces scotti) but I have never held one in my hand before and it would be the rarest most coolest thing I've ever had the privilege to find so I want to make sure. I found this a few days ago on a gravel bar in a river in the midwest that produces pleistocene material. I hadn't found a thing all day long and there were footprints everywhere (many of my hunts are like this :D) but I found this high and dry upside down concealed to look like a stick. At first the dirt-covered pale looking teeth made me think of another cow jaw until I picked it up and realized I was holding what looked to be a jaw bone with the teeth of a gigantic deer. Brushing it off as an elk jaw until I got home and compared it to a cast of a Cervalces M3 and it was a PERFECT MATCH. I've taken side by side pictures with the cast tooth from a Cervalces and the stylid, size, shape, and everything seem to line up perfectly to me. My teeth are slightly more worn down than the cast which is why the crown appears taller but other than that I don't see any differences but I am not an expert in the slightest so I would love to hear the opinions of others on this one because I want to make sure that I get this ID right. Thanks!

 

(I also included side by side comparisons with a jaw from a medium sized Bison from the same site) 

 

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Foozil

Awesome!! :wub:

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ynot

Nice find!

@Harry Pristis should be able to help with this.

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Rockwood

:dinothumb: Thumbs up from Moosehead Lake.

On the find that is. Not qualified to verify the ID.

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