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NC Cretaceous Bone Identification

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MikeR

Hi All

 

I need some help identifying these two bones if possible.  They are from a Campanian deposit in Bladen County, NC.  I am thinking the one on the left is turtle, but I no so good with vertebrates.

 

Mike

 

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SailingAlongToo

Left definitely looks like turtle. Not sure about the smaller one on the right.

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Harry Pristis

Sorry, Wolf89, I don't recognize these bones.

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abyssunder

Maybe the one from the left is a turtle humerus, but it's just a guess.

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Plax

just an observation but the one on the right has a very low porous area to bone ratio. This may be an indication of dinosaur bone. Most of the turtle and other reptile bone from the Bladen and Tarheel has a lot of porous bone in the middle. Not very scientific though.

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MikeR

Thanks everyone.  The bone on the right was the one that was throwing me.  I also thought it could be Dino as I have legit dino bone and teeth from this site, however Harry does show that at least based on dimensions it could be turtle.  I have been looking at turtle skeletons online and starting to convince myself that the bone on the left is part of the pelvis girdle.  

 

Mike

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