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Bird or reptile claw? in Cretaceous Burmese amber

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Amber Fluid Neutral

Do you think this is a bird or reptile?

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ynot

Can not enlarge the pictures to get a good look at the details, but My thinking is a plant piece.

It does not show any joints or scales-- which should be visible if it was a foot.

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Amber Fluid Neutral

Close up. 

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Fossildude19

:headscratch:

 

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Misha

I also believe this is a piece of plant material.

It almost looks like a piece of false cedar needles, a bit too small and round for that though, also looks kind of similar to certain mosses.

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ynot
32 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

:headscratch:

Thanks Tim.

43 minutes ago, Amber Fluid Neutral said:

Close up. 

Thanks for the close up.

Still looks like plant piece to Me.

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Amber Fluid Neutral

:hearty-laugh:Lol, perhaps I am just seeing things. Everyone has 'plant vision'  To me it can't be anything but a claw.  

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abyssunder


I can see identical features in this picture, considered to be lizard claws, but it's hard to believe (at least to me) that it has a reptile origin. :)

 

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