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sharko69

looking through some matrix tonight and found what looks like a claw.

It is roughly 1cm long.

Matrix comes from North Texas Eagle Ford Cretaceous.

Any ideas? Thanks as always for help.

 

 

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fossilized6s

It definitely is a claw. I can't tell if it's a fossil or not though....really tough to say. 

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Darko

It looks like a fossilized eagle or condor claw. 

It looks like a fossilized eagle or condor claw or maybe i'm wrong :D .Anyways,nice claw!

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sharko69
31 minutes ago, fossilized6s said:

It definitely is a claw. I can't tell if it's a fossil or not though....really tough to say. 

Definitely fossilized. 100% positive of that. Thanks.

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sharko69
53 minutes ago, Darko said:

It looks like a fossilized eagle or condor claw. 

It looks like a fossilized eagle or condor claw or maybe i'm wrong :D .Anyways,nice claw!

Seems small for that. Under 1cm but have only a couple of turtle and one dimetridon claw that I have ever found so this is new one for me. Thanks.

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Fossildude19

I don't think it is curved enough to be a bird claw. 

Not sure what else it could be, though. 

See this thread. 

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Auspex

Turtle, me thinks.

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PFOOLEY
15 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

I don't think it is curved enough to be a bird claw...

Is this curve the same in shore and marine birds with webbed feet?

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Auspex
12 minutes ago, PFOOLEY said:

Is this curve the same in shore and marine birds with webbed feet?

Yes, but such bird claws are typically more slender (less robust), and with a less pronounced muscle attachment 'knob' on the proximal end.

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gavialboy

that is one awesome looking claw. congrats.

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