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Jaw bone section- Western NSW, Australia

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I found this piece of what I think is lower jaw exposed by eroding sand dunes next to an ephemeral lake in western NSW, Australia. The kind of place where aboriginal stone artefacts are also being exposed by the eroding dunes. 

 

While I am not knowledgeable about fossils, I am experienced with our current environment, animals and bone ID. This doesn’t match anything native living presently and isn’t right for something like cow or even camel either. 

The texture, surface, weight doesn’t match the feel of modern bone and it strongly sticks to the tongue. There is sand cemented to the bone that does not come off. 

I’ve had a look online and have an idea about what it might be but rather than influence any answers, I will leave it up to the experts here to provide much more educated answers. 

More pics in further posts. 

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