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mammal calcaneum

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garyc

Hey mammal experts! I found this calcaneum today on the Brazos River, pleistocene gravel. I'm leaning toward carnivore on this one, possibly big cat or dog? Thanks!

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coled18

Looks Smilodon to me, but I cannot really tell you this one for sure. Its a cool fossil, and I'd like to see what others have to say about it. 

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garyc

Thanks for the comparisons @Harry Pristis. To me dire wolf appears to be the best match?

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SailingAlongToo

@garyc

Maybe this will provide some additional help.

 

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Harry Pristis
12 hours ago, garyc said:

Thanks for the comparisons @Harry Pristis. To me dire wolf appears to be the best match?

 

That is also my impression, Gary.

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garyc

 Thanks Harry! And thank you also sailing along. That chart will definitely come in handy 

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