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Day of the Dolphin...periotics?

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My friend found a couple of interesting bone pieces while digging at Ernst Quarries last weekend. In the same hole, she found what may be two small cetacean periotic bones, as well as a small dolphin tooth. All three are included included in associated images. She wasn't digging a particularly large hole, so I can't help but wonder if they are all from the same animal. While there may be no way to tell, the possibility is intriguing to this newbie's mind.
 

Of course, I may even be wrong about my ID of the bones. Any input regarding the donor species, etc., is greatly appreciated. Cheers.

 

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Al Dente

The two bones are cetacean bullas. 

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caldigger

Brian, how come you let her get all the good stuff?! ;)

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MrR
10 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Brian, how come you let her get all the good stuff?! ;)

She's got a good eye, and a bit of luck. I've got a decent eye, but luck usually slides off me and hits the one closest to me. Fishing, horse-races, fossil-hunting, stock-picking, base-jumping...;-)  Every now and then, luck sticks. But the moon wasn't quite blue enough last Saturday. Thanks for the chuckle. Be well.

 

Oh, and thanks for the ID confirmation, Al Dente.

 

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caldigger

Um, I think you can only be unlucky once when it comes to base jumping.

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MrR
12 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Um, I think you can only be unlucky once when it comes to base jumping.

Ain't that the tooth. :blink:

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ynot

Agree with the bullia ids. Can not be from same animal, they came from the same side of the animals they came from.

The other piece does look like a cetatean tooth, but more views of it would help to be sure.

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