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Kem Kem Abelisaurid Ulna?

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LordTrilobite

Good point, didn't see that.

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Renaud

I am wondering if it's not a sacred vertebra? You can see the contact with the sacred rib on the proximal edge. 

 

For me it's not a crocodile, I found a sacral vertebra of ornithopod a few years ago in the Tithonian, she looked like this, but I'm not a dinosaur specialist.

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Troodon

I'm more inclined to think its a Croc but the Kem Kem is a real mystery so who knows.  Not a lot of comparative material around.  The obtuse angles and missing dorsal views increase the complexity. I've seen that ventral keel on other Crocs like the picture I added of Deinosuchus so it could be a very anterior dorsal. The curvature of the front face would assist in the articulation of the cervical.  All guess work.

 

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LordTrilobite

I think you might be right. Looking at the photos again, it looks like there are some articular surfaces where the ribs would fit on the two sides.

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Seguidora-de-Isis

Some years ago I bought this bone of Kem Kem, and today reading your post, I remembered my bone. What do you think @LordTrilobite? Croc vertebra or an ulna of an Abelisaurid?

 

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LordTrilobite

Absolutely a vertebra. Likely croc.

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