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Weird Bone, Bone Valley Florida Find

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This is an oddball that I am having trouble identifying. Does anyone know what this is?

 

It was found in the Peace River, Bone Valley formation, Hawthorn Group, Florida in mixed Miocene/Pliocene/Pleistocene deposits.

 

Black cube is 1cm square.

 

Thanks!

 

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Plantguy

For some reason my brain wants to say its part of a vertebra....

 

Hoping the bone folks will come along soon and provide the correct answer...

Regards, Chris 

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Harry Pristis

 

It appears to be half a vertebra split vertically (life position).

 

 

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Mike from North Queensland

Have a good look at the smooth side for cut marks as I suspect this is a modern cut bone that has quickly been coloured by tannin in the water.

Also place on a mirror to get a better look at what the vertebra would have looked like whole.

 

Mike

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Bone Daddy

Good idea about the mirror. I will try that. I suspected this might be a partial vertebra - nothing else made much sense. And yes, it does appear more recent than fossilized. I was hoping somebody might have a general idea of what type of critter this might be, to narrow down the possibilities.

 

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