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Sharktooth Hill Cetacean Ear Bone

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fossilsonwheels

I know this is a cetacean ear bone and I know it is from Sharktooth Hill but that is ablut all I know for sure. It is pretty large at 3" long and 1.5'' wide which would seem to rule out of the smaller dolphin-like whales. My first thought was Aulophyseter morreci. It could also be a mysticeti as well. Regardless of species, it is a really nice addition to our STH whale collection.

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Shellseeker

Nice !!! Unfortunately, I do not have the knowledge to help, just to appreciate.  I will be very interested in seeing if an identification can be made. :popcorn::popcorn:

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Nimravis

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ynot

Nice whale ear bone. Sorry, but I am not well versed in whale ears.

Maybe @Boesse can help.

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caldigger

A cetacean of some sort. Honestly I don't know, but I think I have one from the same.

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fossilsonwheels
55 minutes ago, caldigger said:

A cetacean of some sort. Honestly I don't know, but I think I have one from the same.

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That does look very similar. Looks like we have the same whale perhaps.

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Fossil-Hound

@caldigger comes to the rescue! So at least we can confirm this is not geologic. :)

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fossilsonwheels

@caldigger I have been doing my homework on the ear bones we have that look similar and I am starting to think they are from Parietobalena, a small mysticeti that is known from STH. I can not confirm this but that is what I think these are.

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ynot

Need @Boesse to look at these.

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