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Found on the Brazos River in Texas in Pleistocene  gravels. Any thoughts?

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7 minutes ago, fossilus said:

Sloth astragalus?

 

I had actually considered a juvenile proboscidean astragalus, but it didn't seem quite right compared to a couple of larger astraguli  in my collection. Sloth would be really cool! Let's see what others say.

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Shellseeker

Hmmm, Probably way off base.

Harry has an interesting response in this thread,  http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/49369-astragalus/

 

My initial thought was Rhino,  then I downsized to tapir, maybe peccary.  Do you have those in the Brazos? At least it gives you some more options

A good sized Rhino astragalus from the Pleistocene of Florida

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4 hours ago, Shellseeker said:

Hmmm, Probably way off base.

Harry has an interesting response in this thread,  http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/49369-astragalus/

 

My initial thought was Rhino,  then I downsized to tapir, maybe peccary.  Do you have those in the Brazos? At least it gives you some more options

A good sized Rhino astragalus from the Pleistocene of Florida

TeleocerasAstragulus1.jpg

Thanks Jack. Maybe some of the diagnostic features have worn off of mine. I’m not quite able to see a match anywhere. I’ll try posting some more pictures in a little while and see if that helps.

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Thanks fossilus, that’s a great resource. I do see similarities. I love sloth and have found several pieces of sloth around here that likely are megalonyx.

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Another suggestion. Google megalonyx astragalus photos. I think you will find several photos that look like yours. Not always the best way to make an ID but might give some confidence.

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2 hours ago, fossilus said:

Another suggestion. Google megalonyx astragalus photos. I think you will find several photos that look like yours. Not always the best way to make an ID but might give some confidence.

This one looks definitive.

https://fossilsonline.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1052

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PrehistoricFlorida

It’s a Megalonyx sloth astragalus. 

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On 6/13/2018 at 7:53 PM, garyc said:

 I’m so old! Thank you @Shellseeker and @fossilus for your efforts! Great work

 I meant to say I am sold . Not so old!

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1 hour ago, PrehistoricFlorida said:

It’s a Megalonyx sloth astragalus. 

Thanks, Nate!

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