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abeardsl23

Hello. While vacationing along Lake Huron in Michigan, I found a rather impressive, and likely rare, fossil (see image). It is clearly a vertebrate with skull, spine, appendages, and pelvic region relatively intact and clearly visible. The specimen is approximately 2 inches by 2 inches in size.

 
Any advice or direction, as to whom I should contact to identify/analyze my find would be most appreciated.
 
Thank you very much for your time.

 

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Kane

The geology of the area does not seem right for these kind of vertebrate fossils (mostly Devonian deposits). Could you post a few more images from different angles, and a closeup of a few of the features? It could very well be suggestively shaped rugose corals in a water-worn rock.

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Ludwigia

I agree with Kane, but it would help clear up any questions if you could make detailed close-ups of the object. It's difficult to make out exactly what it is without higher resolution pictures.

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Darktooth

I also agree that closeup pics would help. Try taking pics of all the important features on all sides. It looks kind of cool whatever it is.

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Herb

I do not think it is a vertebrate fossil.

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Aurelius

I can totally see where you're coming from, but this appears to be a rock which just looks a bit like a fossil. It has some kind of mineral running through it, which gives the illusion of being bone.

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