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Luis Garza

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Luis Garza

Hi

I hope you are well.

I need your help to identify this vertebra, I bought it in a garage sale in San Antonio, TX, it was covered with sediments that I peel out.

Thank you for your help.

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The Amateur Paleontologist

It might help to know if the bone feels light or heavy, and how large it is - but I'm leaning towards some kind of mammal vertebra :) 

-Christian

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-AnThOnY-

Plesiosaur maybe?

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Luis Garza
3 hours ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

It might help to know if the bone feels light or heavy, and how large it is - but I'm leaning towards some kind of mammal vertebra :) 

-Christian

Thank you for your reply.

It is very heavy.

6 inch lenght.

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Uncle Siphuncle

Wondering if Pleistocene bison.

 

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LordTrilobite
2 hours ago, jpc said:

the curved zygapopheses says mammal lumbar....

These blue surfaces. 

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This. Mammal lumbar vert indeed.

 

That shape of curved zygapophyses seems like bovid to me.

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jpc

deer have them too.  But I don't know if the shape of the curve is family specific.  

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Luis Garza

Thank you very much for the info.

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LordTrilobite
On 12/11/2018 at 8:47 PM, jpc said:

deer have them too.  But I don't know if the shape of the curve is family specific.  

I do know that rhinos do not have them at least.

This is just speculation on my part, but perhaps it's specific to even toed ungulates?

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jpc

I think you might be onto something LordT... maybe an artiodactyl characteristic.  

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