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Fossil/Bone Identification on beach

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toriec

Hi! I’m new on here and not super familiar with fossils.

 

However, today I was walking on the beach in Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, North Carolina (a part of the Outerbanks). 

 

I stumbled upon what appears to be an old bone of some sort. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what type of bone it is/which animal it is from. Any ideas?? The photo is posted below. For some reason, the other photos won’t upload, so I will try to upload them in the replies hopefully. 

 

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

This is most likely a whale bone, but there is no diagnostic detail to be able to be sure even of that.

We usually call bone like this "chunkasaurus".

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WhodamanHD

Yeah, outside has been worn. Whale bone typically has a solid unspongy outer layer. If that was there it’s been worn away. Hold a flame to it, if it smells like burnt hair it’s not a fossil. If it doesn’t smell, it’s a fossil. 

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