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I almost tripped over this log today while out on the Brazos River. So my question is...Is there a way to differentiate mammoth femur from mastodon femur. I can post more pics after I clean it up a bit. Right now all I know is that it weighs 52lbs, 17 inches wide and 30 inches long. It was fun carrying up the bank and back to my car. And wondering if I would dive in after it if I swamped the kayak on the trip back.....

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What an extraordinary find ! 

WOW ! :)

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Well that is quite the find, I’d put the green with envy emoticon except I don’t know where I’d put it if I’d found one:P

I don’t know if there is a way but maybe @Harry Pristis does.

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1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

Well that is quite the find, I’d put the green with envy emoticon except I don’t know where I’d put it if I’d found one:P

I don’t know if there is a way but maybe @Harry Pristis does.

 

The taxa may be differentiated.  Clean out the foramina and photograph them and any remaining muscle attachments.  Not real close-ups, but close enough to still locate these features on the bone.

 

 

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Wow! That is not something you trip over everyday. Congratulations on a fantastic find!

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Awesome find, Gary! Well done, sir.

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@Harry Pristis, here are some more pics. I hope they show what you're looking for. I can clean it up a little more too if needed, but that algae is a little stubborn. I think it may clean up easier when the algae dries up. 

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Thanks for all the kudos, everyone!!!!

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Yeah, I'd call that "kinda big". Lol

 

Nice piece!

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I believe it is mammoth, rather than mastodon.  I'd say 90% confidence.  Good find.

 

 

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That is a wonderful find! My favorite Pleistocene mammal.  Congratulations. :envy:

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5 minutes ago, old bones said:

My favorite Pleistocene mammal

I’m going to tell mastodon you said that, it will not be happy:P

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Excellent find Gary...what a monster!:fistbump:like the new avatar :)

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1 hour ago, old bones said:

That is a wonderful find! My favorite Pleistocene mammal.  Congratulations. :envy:

 

11 minutes ago, jcbshark said:

Excellent find Gary...what a monster!:fistbump:like the new avatar :)

Sloth is actually my favorite but I really enjoy finding anything that is not around anymore. 

 

Thanks, Jeff! Glad you noticed the new avatar.

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Not something you trip over everyday.

These don't last very long while tumbling down the river.

Take a good long look up river a ways it may prove to be a fruitful effort.

If you do find more, what the heck would you do with it other than donate.

 

 

Jess B.

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Nice find.  I was out on the Brazos Friday and was surprised how much mud there was after the Harvey flood.  I think I understand how you could trip over your find without seeing it.

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45 minutes ago, fossilus said:

Nice find.  I was out on the Brazos Friday and was surprised how much mud there was after the Harvey flood.  I think I understand how you could trip over your find without seeing it.

Hey neighbor! Did you find anything? Post some pics.

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Holy moly!!! That's impressive! :envy:

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I did find a chunk of proboscidean pelvis (15-20lbs wet?).  Maybe from your animal.  I don't have a decent photo right now.

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So what’s the wifey have to say about displaying that one in the living room?  Mua ha ha!

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