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Fox or Jackal lower jaw?

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Darko

Hello everyone!

As some of you know, i did post last time some of my archeological finds, which i've found in my own garden (yeah,it's impossible to believe). Here was 50 years ago archeological site near by so that's a good proof.I found a lower jaw, not sure if it's fox or a jackal , i found in few books quite big similarity between them.Any help?

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fossilsonwheels

How big is this piece ?

 

My first thought would be C. aureus moreoticus. I am way more familiar with North American canids so I could be wrong of course.

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Darko
1 minute ago, fossilsonwheels said:

How big is this piece ?

 

My first thought would be C. aureus moreoticus. I am way more familiar with North American canids so I could be wrong of course.

Something like 6,7 maybe 8cm.

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fossilsonwheels

I have a red fox jaw and all my Carnivora reference material at work so let me look at it today.

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Darko
15 minutes ago, fossilsonwheels said:

I have a red fox jaw and all my Carnivora reference material at work so let me look at it today.

Sounds good!

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Rockwood

Sounds a little on the too big side for a fox to me, but I have no reference material. 

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fossilsonwheels

What is the width of the jaw bone ? I am pretty sure it is not a fox but knowing the width of the bone would help.

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Harry Pristis

 

Why do you believe that this is not Canis familiaris? . . . Particularly because it was buried in your garden.

 

 

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fossilsonwheels
On 5/19/2019 at 3:20 PM, Harry Pristis said:

 

Why do you believe that this is not Canis familiaris? . . . Particularly because it was buried in your garden.

 

 

I think @Harry Pristis has an excellent point. I can only go so far as to say it is not a fox. Canis sp of some kind.

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Darko
On 20.5.2019. at 12:20 AM, Harry Pristis said:

 

Why do you believe that this is not Canis familiaris? . . . Particularly because it was buried in your garden.

 

 

It could be if we talk about Archeological context. But besides, i found also a canine with a hole in it, so it was probabaly amulete. I don't think that people from Neolithic period used dogs canine as a amulete. I asked one Paleontologist from Serbia and he told me that it could be a Jackal, it is bigger than a fox, smaller than a wolf jaw. And it was found with a lot of pottery nearby.

 

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Darko
On 19.5.2019. at 11:59 PM, fossilsonwheels said:

What is the width of the jaw bone ? I am pretty sure it is not a fox but knowing the width of the bone would help.

maybe less than 1,5cm

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Scylla
15 minutes ago, Darko said:

maybe less than 1,5cm

Maybe? Why not get out a ruler and measure it. Better yet, take pictures from different angles with the ruler. Then @Harry Pristis and @fossilsonwheels can give a better ID. 

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Darko
On 9/1/2019 at 12:48 PM, Scylla said:

Maybe? Why not get out a ruler and measure it. Better yet, take pictures from different angles with the ruler. Then @Harry Pristis and @fossilsonwheels can give a better ID. 

1-1,5cm. Quite small tho. I will do it again, thanks for advice!

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Scylla
On 9/10/2019 at 5:22 AM, Darko said:

1-1,5cm. Quite small tho. I will do it again, thanks for advice!

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