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Mammal Phalanx bone ?

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Brett Breakin' Rocks

Hi there,

 

   I pulled up this bone out of my screen on Friday and was curious what you thought.  I started thinking it was near an ankle or wrist but the closest I have come so far is a horse medial phalanx.  At least it looks like a similar function/position.  This bone though is asymmetrical so I don't think it is from a horse or Equus sp. The creek cuts through a Late Oligocene marine and then a re-worked Pliocene/Pleistocene.

 

   I have been looking at references for giant armadillos but it would be great if someone more familiar with mammal bones might have a better clue .... I am missing images from the side.

 

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Thanks,

Brett

 

Example Horse medial phalanx

 

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Harry Pristis

 

 

I don't recognize the bone, but I can eliminate lots of possibilities.  What I'm left with is qn elephantoid, lateral, medial phalanx.  Just a guess.

 

 

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
42 minutes ago, Harry Pristis said:

 

 

I don't recognize the bone, but I can eliminate lots of possibilities.  What I'm left with is qn elephantoid, lateral, medial phalanx.  Just a guess.

 

 

Hi Harry,

 

  Thanks ! ... I'll do some additional hunting with that in mind. I'll snap some additional photos tomorrow.  I appreciate the time and expertise.

 

Cheers,

Brett

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
On 12/9/2017 at 11:27 PM, Harry Pristis said:

 

 

I don't recognize the bone, but I can eliminate lots of possibilities.  What I'm left with is qn elephantoid, lateral, medial phalanx.  Just a guess.

 

 

Thanks Again,

 

  After consulting with some locals it looks like they were coming to the same conclusion a juvenile mammoth phalanx ... similar to the image.  Though I'm trying to run down better images/illustrations of the bone in question.

 

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Cheers,

Brett

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