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Scute or just a chunkosaurus

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WhodamanHD

This little bit ( about an inch) came from Brownies beach, MD (Calvert FM, zone 4?)

where bone is extremely common. This one caught my eye, because it reminds me of a Glyptotherium scute I have (from Florida). Not saying that’s what it is, just wondering if it could be a scute of some sort (also I believe Glyptotherium is a Pleistocene animal). I have found terrestrial fossils there before (well two, a possum tooth and some jet). So is it a regular ol’ chunko or a scute of some sort, and if so what?

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Next to glypto scute

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willy

turtle

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jpc

leatherback turtle scutes look like this as well.  The pix are a bit fuzzy, but google it to see what you get.  

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Troodon

 Lots of turtle material at Brownies

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WhodamanHD

@willy @Troodon @jpc

 

Thanks for the replies! I was at first skeptical of turtle because it lacks the surface texture, but I’m guessing that had worn off (hence the bone structure visibility). I’m happy I have a good label now, thanks!

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MarcoSr
1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

@willy @Troodon @jpc

 

Thanks for the replies! I was at first skeptical of turtle because it lacks the surface texture, but I’m guessing that had worn off (hence the bone structure visibility). I’m happy I have a good label now, thanks!

 

I agree with Jean-Pierre, leatherback turtle scute.  They have a fairly smooth surface texture.

 

Marco Sr.

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WhodamanHD
10 minutes ago, MarcoSr said:

 

I agree with Jean-Pierre, leatherback turtle scute.  They have a fairly smooth surface texture.

 

Marco Sr.

Thanks!

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