Jump to content
Natalie81

Bones South Dakota

Recommended Posts

Natalie81

Hello,

 

A while ago I bought these 2 bones from South Dakota. The seller told me that it would be raptor, a vertebra and a femur. Can I get confirmation from somebody?

 

Thank you

SAM_1658.JPG

SAM_1659.JPG

SAM_1660.JPG

SAM_1663.JPG

SAM_1665.JPG

SAM_1666.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Troodon

Brightened photos to get a better view 

 

I'm not sure what you have.  Looks like part of the process of a vertebra but a big jump to say its from a raptor

.

SAM_1660.JPG.5fe2e9929f0eb7a8de3025b006b445d4.jpg.b891fd0b02cbdfe0a9638b3e1d10f799.jpgSAM_1659.JPG.5340fe893f049564d9b9571a5689508c.jpg.8b564e850ee16d059b8613bc97fd2800.jpgSAM_1658.JPG.88c855bbd5011ec74017d275ec81e01e.jpg.3f98daba6853d571e07aed2265bd6417.jpg

 

 

Does not look like a limb bone and not from a Theropod.  Possibly a tendon?

SAM_1665.JPG.016ab60437c51a7814095b00cf65db42.jpg.eb2457f12886ee5a2e382d14395bf3a9.jpgSAM_1663.JPG.f2f88972e5be04a639f66a5990111f2e.jpg.528b8548ed46d3141e896228afc2d702.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Natalie81
1 hour ago, Troodon said:

Brightened photos to get a better view 

 

I'm not sure what you have.  Looks like part of the process of a vertebra but a big jump to say its from a raptor

.

SAM_1660.JPG.5fe2e9929f0eb7a8de3025b006b445d4.jpg.b891fd0b02cbdfe0a9638b3e1d10f799.jpgSAM_1659.JPG.5340fe893f049564d9b9571a5689508c.jpg.8b564e850ee16d059b8613bc97fd2800.jpgSAM_1658.JPG.88c855bbd5011ec74017d275ec81e01e.jpg.3f98daba6853d571e07aed2265bd6417.jpg

 

 

Does not look like a limb bone and not from a Theropod.  Possibly a tendon?

SAM_1665.JPG.016ab60437c51a7814095b00cf65db42.jpg.eb2457f12886ee5a2e382d14395bf3a9.jpgSAM_1663.JPG.f2f88972e5be04a639f66a5990111f2e.jpg.528b8548ed46d3141e896228afc2d702.jpg

Oh thank you, the pictures are much better!

So even you have no idea? Kevin mentioned that you are an expert in dinosaur material. 

 

Natalie 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Troodon
1 hour ago, Natalie81 said:

Oh thank you, the pictures are much better!

So even you have no idea? Kevin mentioned that you are an expert in dinosaur material. 

 

Natalie 

 

No I'm a collector who trys hard to help others and sometimes does have answers.  Bone fragments like the second item you show are very hard to identify because there is nothing diagnostics to point the way.  Your first item, at least contains features and holding it, for me, would be better that photos.  There are other folks on the that might look at these and instantly provide you an answer so let's see if others say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Haravex

Ok for starters I have not read the other comments on purpose I have only briefly seen the pictures but first impression is the first piece is perhaps a vertebrae process piece of an unwomn animal, and second reminds me very much of a rib section.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jpc

I also see ossified tendon in the so-called femur.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Troodon

Let me add that tendons are commonly found in tge Hell Creek with the hadrosaur Edmontosaurus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CBchiefski
On 6/14/2018 at 9:53 AM, Natalie81 said:

Hello,

 

A while ago I bought these 2 bones from South Dakota. The seller told me that it would be raptor, a vertebra and a femur. Can I get confirmation from somebody?

 

Thank you

 

2

I would agree with Haravex, first could be part of a Vert. The second is most likely not a long bone, there are no processes which would indicate it is, that said they could have weathered down. Most likely it is either an ossified tendon or rib based on the parallel fibers which can see seen along its surface. They could be from a maniraptoran but there is nothing which I can see to support that idea, not really enough to say much at all on who they might have belonged to. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×