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HisNHersDig

My girlfriend and I decided to go and dig around some this past weekend and did had an amazing time. Tons of smaller shark teeth, some vertebrae (one very cool not sure what), a few large teeth (not sure what), and a claw of some type (raptor for sure). I love to dig and trying to sharpen up a bit on types of fossils we find all input would be amazing thanks 

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HisNHersDig

Sorry just got the pic to go

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HisNHersDig
32 minutes ago, HisNHersDig said:

My girlfriend and I decided to go and dig around some this past weekend and did had an amazing time. Tons of smaller shark teeth, some vertebrae (one very cool not sure what), a few large teeth (not sure what), and a claw of some type (raptor for sure). I love to dig and trying to sharpen up a bit on types of fossils we find all input would be amazing thanks 

 

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Fossildude19

@Auspex 

 

Possible bird claw - Auspex should know if it is, what it is. ;) 

 

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

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Fossil-Hound

Yeah I work at a museum and that claw does appear to be avian (raptors are birds of prey these days). Very neat finds.

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice finds! :)

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jcbshark

 Beautiful finds , that claw is stellar :yay-smiley-1:

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PaleoNoel

Very nice! I found one similar last year in the Peace River. 

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MarcoSr

The attached picture might help in your id.  The picture is from boneclones.com.

 

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Marco Sr.

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MarcoSr

The bone attachment features can be very diagnostic for claws.  Those features are not part of the keratin sheath.  Those features make the BC picture still useful in the ID of mammal claws.  When you have an applicable extant reference, it is always a good starting point even if features have been lost through fossilization.  However, it is very important to understand the point HP made about the keratin sheaths.

 

Marco Sr.

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