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Tina Ruzzo

I found this at the beach. Do you think it's a human radius bone or animal bone? I grabbed it in the waves on the east coast of Fl today.  It perfectly fits from my elbow to wrist. 

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Tina Ruzzo

this pic shows the size. 

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Tina Ruzzo

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MRfossilMISTER

you should put this in the fossil id. (also i think its modern)

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Fossildude19

Moved to Fossil ID.

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jpc

I'm with Carl.  

 

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TqB
3 hours ago, Carl said:

Looks like a bird humerus. Pelicans have humeri the same length as a human's.

Fact of the week. :)

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dinodigger

I want a shirt with Carl's face that says I'm with carl

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minnbuckeye
On 10/12/2018 at 9:19 AM, Carl said:

Looks like a bird humerus

 Is it really a humerus? Looks more like a ulna or radius????

Wing

Wing_Ard-tenuirostris-wing-numbers.jpgThe shearwater wing consists of 11 bones:

The arm part (4 bones): humerus (1) and ulna/radius (3&4) are nearly of the same length and are rather long to the hand wing. A sesamoid or spreader bone (2) is situated in the pit of the elbow which is connected to the ectepicondylar process of the humerus by a ligament, forming a supporting structure for the patagial fan in the outstreched wing. This is also found in other petrels and albatrosses, with the exception of the Fulmarines, Prions and Blue Petrel.


 

 

 

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Tina Ruzzo

Well that makes sense, considering found on the beach. You never know what will wash up after two Hurricanes! I think I'll take it to my Chiropractor. Lol let's see if he's a quack or not..  Thank you for the input. 

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Carl
On 10/12/2018 at 8:41 PM, minnbuckeye said:

 Is it really a humerus? Looks more like a ulna or radius????

Wing

Wing_Ard-tenuirostris-wing-numbers.jpgThe shearwater wing consists of 11 bones:

The arm part (4 bones): humerus (1) and ulna/radius (3&4) are nearly of the same length and are rather long to the hand wing. A sesamoid or spreader bone (2) is situated in the pit of the elbow which is connected to the ectepicondylar process of the humerus by a ligament, forming a supporting structure for the patagial fan in the outstreched wing. This is also found in other petrels and albatrosses, with the exception of the Fulmarines, Prions and Blue Petrel.
 

 

 

Aha! Much better match!

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