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Hi, 

 

I'm back again with another mammal foot bone from the Bouldnor Formation. I collected this phalanx this afternoon whilst out collecting at Bouldnor Cliff and am having a nightmare trying to identify it. It's asymmetrical and quite 'heavily built' in comparison to your usual anthracothere phalanges which makes me think it might not be Bothriodon. It's slightly damaged around the proximal articulatory surface but other than that is pretty much intact. It's 4.2cm long and 2.1cm wide. I did check Anoplotherium as I remembered it having short compact phalanges and the remains of several individuals have been found from Bouldnor Cliff eroding out of the Log Bed (including the Ham3 skeleton), but no luck there. I was wondering if anyone would be able to lend a hand in narrowing the ID down as I've never found anything that resembles it before. 

 

I'd be grateful for any help, 

 

Theo 

 

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(Distal articulatory surface) 

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