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Fossilized Fish Tail Bone?

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HoppeHunting

This was found at a Miocene fossil site along the Potomac River in Virginia. Its appearance and shape leads me to believe that it is a fish tail, and the concave section with rings similar to that of fish and shark vertebrae would support this. It has a rather smooth texture and unusual light brown color. It is nearly 2 and a half inches from tip to tip and one inch wide. I am hoping for confirmation that it is in fact a fossilized fish tail bone. Furthermore, I'd love to know the species or genus of fish that it comes from if that is possible to determine from just this fossil. Thank you!

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Bobby Rico

hypural bone from a fish @Fossildude19 probably can help . Nice find

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Bobby Rico
13 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

It is a fish hypural.

Sorry my freind you beat me to it I am slow at typing.

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FossilsAnonymous

That's actually a really cool fossil. Rare for its location, I assume? Never seen that in my area before.

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SailingAlongToo

@HoppeHunting

You are correct. Nice find. 

Mrs.SA2 has found 6 or 7 of various sizes from that area this year.

 

Cheers!

 

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