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Last week I went to a little spot in the Peace that I can dig at high water levels. Found very few things, but wondered if anyone has an idea of what the little bone in the lower left corner of the picture is.

 

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Here's the other side.

 

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FossilsAnonymous

I don't know, but nice little meg in the center. I personally like the little ones like that!

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Shellseeker

John,

Good to see you got out.  I did not attempt it last week, but have gone out this week on Monday and Wednesday. Clearly a toe bone from all angles Except that 2 pronged edge. That is unusual, I have never seen it previously.. At this point, I just start searching the net with "toe bone" and the usual suspects:  dillo, glyptodon, tapir, etc

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Shellseeker

This photo from the web made me wonder, especially leftmost picture... I do not think yours is "coossified"

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Yes Jack. This looks like a flattened medial phalanx of a 2 toed animal, but that isn't very likely. It may be modern as well.

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Harry Pristis

This odd bone may be a 'gator intercentrum.

 

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"It is from an alligator. In gators the first neck vertebra, the atlas, does not fuse and remains three separate pieces of bone. This is one of them, called the intercentrum."  ---Richard Hulbert
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It seems that the crocodilians alone, among higher vertebrates, retain a primitive amphibian structure of the atlas. The atlas is the only place in higher vertebrates where an intercentrum occurs. The other two bones are the pleurocentra.
 
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Excellent Harry. Appreciate it.

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Very nice. I like when I learn new anatomical terms. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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