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I wish I wouldn't have started on this matrix again. I'm not getting anything else done. I just went back through all the old posts, so hopefully I'm not being redundant with my questions.

 

#1 - Wild guess here - some sort of suprascapula?

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#2 - I don't know whether the bone can be identified. Considering the condition of the bones that come out of this matrix (usually very good), what do you think the chances are that the little gouges on this are feeding traces?

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#3 - I'm thinking reptile jugal or quadratojugal on this, but just a wild guess. Julianna had posted a similar bone a while back but didn't get any takers. 

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More to come once I get additional photos.

 

@old bones @MarcoSr

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3 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Great photos, really nice.:)

Thanks, Bobby. 

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I second the motion that these photos are great, cannot wait till you post some more.  I'm with you on the second bone that those can be predation marks. 

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The first photo resembles the pre maxilla that I have been finding. I believe they are from lizards... Here are a couple that I haven't posted yet for you to compare yours to;

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10 minutes ago, old bones said:

The first photo resembles the pre maxilla that I have been finding. I believe they are from lizards... Here are a couple that I haven't posted yet for you to compare yours to;

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I never would have thought of that one. By chance are you trying to research yours down to the species level?

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LOL, I aspire to that, but, I will be happy to be sure of Family. So much to learn, so little time. :) 

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#4 - I may be way off, but this one reminds me of a snapping turtle tail (osteoderm?).

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17 hours ago, old bones said:

The first photo resembles the pre maxilla that I have been finding. I believe they are from lizards... Here are a couple that I haven't posted yet for you to compare yours to;

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Julianna

 

The lizard premaxilla that I've found in the Oligocene of Nebraska look like the below specimen (5 mm by 3.5 mm) with very evident teeth in them:

 

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Marco Sr.

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Lori

 

Really nice pictures.  I like the grid pattern for the size.

 

I learned to recognize certain bone specimens from the Oligocene of Nebraska but a lot of bone specimens I really don't know what they are.  There are 7 researchers (squamate, mammal, amphibian and bird) looking at all the many thousands of bones that I found.  I'm hoping that when they write their papers they will identify a bunch of the bones and pieces that I don't recognize.

 

I agree with you and @Troodon that it looks like predation marks on your #2 bone specimen.  I can't help much more than that.

 

Marco Sr.

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I agree: these photos are excellent. But, of course, they aren't coprolites so a demerit there. :P 

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27 minutes ago, Kane said:

I agree: these photos are excellent. But, of course, they aren't coprolites so a demerit there. :P 

I'm working on it...but this matrix is a little fecally challenged. 

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53 minutes ago, MarcoSr said:

 

Julianna

 

The lizard premaxilla that I've found in the Oligocene of Nebraska look like the below specimen (5 mm by 3.5 mm) with very evident teeth in them:

 

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Marco Sr.

No evidence of teeth in mine.

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I'm too far saying that we have a Merritt Island Matrix week here in TFF?
The merit is yours, gals and guys! :D

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#5 - I'm guessing armadillo osteoderm?

 

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