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I found these together in the Peace River yesterday. 

I am pretty confident they are from one of the Xenarthrans, but not clear on which one.

The sizes overlap and are too close to being the same for me to say.

I suspect Glyptodont or Holmesina.Thoughts?

 

 

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jcbshark

Can’t help with the ID but great finds Chuck! Glad to see you got out :fistbump:

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garyc

Very nice! The first one looks awfully slothish to me. Maybe belonged to a baby or is there a smaller sloth species that was around?

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Harry Pristis

 

 

The first phalanx is from a giant armadillo, I believe.  I'm uncertain about the second.  It seems too chunky to be from a deer.  By elimination, I'd guess it's from a peccary.

 

 

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joshuajbelanger

@garyc That first one looks reallllll slothish to me too!

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megaholic

Thanks for the direction everyone!

Harry has a valid point about the small one, it is quit robust for it's length.  I will study the peccary group now as well. Thanks to Harry's image I just realized that I also found one of the other bones of that foot as well.  I thought I had a small rectangular cervical vert from a small cetacean.

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