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Ryann10006

Hello everyone, had a super quick trip to the cretaceous creeks of new jersey and found this particularly interesting large bone fragment, likely it is a chunk of miscellaneous bone material but it reminds me alot of a scute like ankylosaurus or some sort of other bone scute especially the edge, or from maybe something like a large turtle but I am entirely not sure if it's dinosaur, marine reptile, etc or if there is anyway to tell, looks super suspicious to me anyways so if anyone has any ideas I'd definitely love to hear them. (If more pictures are needed I will definitely be able to get some more angles if necessary)

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caldigger

Can't really help with your "Chunkosaur", but I really wish you would try to utilize the tags feature of these posts.:rofl:

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fifbrindacier

A fossil bone from the cretaceous of New Jersey, sure. I won't be able to tell you if it is from a dinosaur or a marine reptile, but it's a nice find, congratulations.:dinosmile:

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Ryann10006
21 minutes ago, fifbrindacier said:

A fossil bone from the cretaceous of New Jersey, sure. I won't be able to tell you if it is from a dinosaur or a marine reptile, but it's a nice find, congratulations.:dinosmile:

Thank you! Yeah I figured as much, any big bones from there are promisingly from some sort of beast which is still pretty cool. :ighappy:

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The Jersey Devil

It is very likely a Cretaceous marine reptile bone; its structure isn't like that of Dino bone. It's not turtle, but better pics will be needed to ID it, if that's possible.

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Jeffrey P

Consider taking it the New Jersey State Museum. My understanding is that they are very good at IDing bones.

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Ryann10006

@The Jersey Devil Heres a few more pics with close ups, wish I could fit more but I've reached the limit.

 

 

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The Jersey Devil

It is probably too fragmented to be IDd accurately, but the most likely thing it could be from is a Mosasaur.

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Ryann10006
2 minutes ago, The Jersey Devil said:

It is probably too fragmented to be IDd accurately, but the most likely thing it could be from is a Mosasaur.

Thanks, I agree it likely would be.

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