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Peace River find

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LynH

I found this little mystery in the Peace River. It is approximately a 1 inch square and very thin—I was thinking it may be some kind of osteoderm. I am hoping someone here can help ID.

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Pemphix

i would agree to osteoderm. But currently no idea from what  (turtle, croc,...)...:headscratch:

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DatFossilBoy

I would say for sure turtle shell fragment. Crocodile scutes have bigger holes and look different so I don’t think it is from a croc.

Not an expert though. Lets see what the others say.

Regards

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caldigger

Turtle shell

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Shellseeker
1 hour ago, caldigger said:

Turtle shell

Agree.  The pattern on the last photo is diagnostic, but someone with lots more knowledge of turtle shell would have to ID.  Softshell is a possibility.

Do a google search of "fossil turtle softshell"  and look at the images.

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LynH

We do find a lot of softshell turtle at this site but this is much thinner and the pattern is very compressed and tiny. Maybe from a juvenile? I did a google search as recommended and found nothing similar. Thank you for your help!

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Shellseeker
1 hour ago, LynH said:

We do find a lot of softshell turtle at this site but this is much thinner and the pattern is very compressed and tiny. Maybe from a juvenile? I did a google search as recommended and found nothing similar. Thank you for your help!

 

As indicated a possibility, I do not know enough about diversity of turtle shell, how it changes between juves and adults, types of fossil turtle endemic to your locations, etc, etc

We are hoping a person with more experience and knowledge chimes in....:popcorn:

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