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Large femur- bison or hippo?

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Dear Guys,

Today I found the lower articular piece of big femur, the length of articular end surface is 13 cm. It is very similar to bison but judging by size

I think it could belong to hippopotamus. I also checked wooly rhino but there are some differences in the articular surface.

Any idea what it might be? :)

 

Best Regards

Domas 

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Cowboy Paleontologist

Where was it found?  There were some very large bison relatives at one point in time.

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Dear Cowboy Paleontologist,

 

This bison femur was found in Varena town, South Lithuania, The Baltic States (it is Eastern Europe). :)

 

Best Regards

Domas

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mikeymig

Maybe, just maybe its from a rhino (extinct European Soft Nose Rhinoceros  Dicerorhinus hemitoechus).

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Dear mikeymig,

 

Thank you very much for the interesting idea! :)

Could you show the pictures of Dicerorhinus hemitoechus femur please? 

 

Best Regards

Domas 

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mikeymig
14 minutes ago, D.N.FossilmanLithuania said:

Dear mikeymig,

 

Thank you very much for the interesting idea! :)

Could you show the pictures of Dicerorhinus hemitoechus femur please? 

 

Best Regards

Domas 

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Dear abyssunder and mikeymig,

 

Thank you very much for the comparison! :) The results speak that my find belongs to specific rhinoceros from the uppermost Pleistocene and the big part of bones I find here should be young fossils. And as far as I know the rhinoceros finding that is about 10- 13 thousand years old (from the upper sand layers) should belong to one of the last Lithuanian rhinocerotids. :D

Thank you very much!

 

Best Regards

Domas

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