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Medium sized Rancholabrean mammal radius?

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BuchiTaton

Before anything, Hi everybody Im new here.

 

Well, I just found this "radius" like fossil in a load of pumice sand for construction. I dont know exactly from where it comes, but all around here is Rancholabrean pumice. 

 

At first sight it looked like a rib, but now I think is a radius (or maybe an ulna). Unfortunately both tips are missing. I know have the complete bone is necesary for a more specific determination, but I wonder if Order or Family level determination is possible.

 

I had compared with some pictures and the closer things I have now are some medium size feline, a "gracil" artiodactyl or even a human?!

 

Can somebody help me with this please?

medial.JPG

lateral.JPG

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BuchiTaton

More pics

anterior.JPG

posterior.JPG

proximal distal.JPG

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WhodamanHD

For those who do not know, the Rancholabrean is a North American land mammal age roughly contemporaneous with the mid-late Pleistocene. This does not look human to me, I’d say a cursorial animal, gut says herbivore for some reason. I knew my logic isn’t that scientific, but maybe someone else has a definitive answer, how about @Harry Pristis?

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Tidgy's Dad

Can't help with the ID, but wanted to say a very warm welcome to the Forum from Morocco! :)

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

Without the ends of the bone there is little chance for a definitive ID. There are no diagnostic features.

 

Regards,

Tony

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BuchiTaton

Thanks everybody.

 

With out the tips I had turned my attention to the form and proportions of the bone´s shaft.

For now the closer things I have are some carnivore like Lynx or Canis, an artiodactyl like Odocoileus (I cant find good pics to compare with Antilocapra) and the much more improbable Homo.

 

I could be very happy if we can achieve at least Order level.

 

 

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JohnBrewer

@Harry Pristis might know 

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Harry Pristis
1 hour ago, JohnBrewer said:

@Harry Pristis might know 

 

Nope.  I don't see enough bone to identify it.  Sorry.

 

 

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BuchiTaton

Well :(, thank you anyway.

 

And happy new year to everybody!!!

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WhodamanHD
30 minutes ago, BuchiTaton said:

Well :(, thank you anyway.

 

And happy new year to everybody!!!

Right back at you:)

keep looking for bones!

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Tidgy's Dad
3 hours ago, BuchiTaton said:

Well :(, thank you anyway.

 

And happy new year to everybody!!!

And to you! 

Happy new year ! ! ! :)

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