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Unknown Fossilized jaw found on nemaha river in southeast corner of Nebraska


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I was recently collecting down on the south fork of the nemaha river, looking through the glacial till gravel, and discovered this very well preserved jawbone. I am unsure of its age or species. Any information would be great to have. I can post other angles of it if needed

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And a top down view (don’t mind the rock behind it, just needed a stand)

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Very nice. Looks like a bear jaw to me.

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52 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

Very nice. Looks like a bear jaw to me.

Any idea what kind of bear it might be? I didn’t know of any in Nebraska 

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7 minutes ago, LAKERS said:

Any idea what kind of bear it might be? I didn’t know of any in Nebraska 

Black bears used to live in almost every state. Here’s a range map. 

 

 

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fossilsonwheels

+1 for Black Bear jaw

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Harry Pristis

 

For comparison:

 

 

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