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Rankin21

Help please possible bone?

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Rankin21

Hi guys, 

I’ve just found this from the Lourinhã formation in Portugal, I was exploring one of the beaches and found this in the mud/siltstone bed. 

 

Sorry im in my camper so didn’t have a measure with me. But the ear bud I used to clean it is 7cm long.  The fossil (?) is roughly 4cm long and 1.5cm width and roughly 1.5cm deep. 

 

 

I know there’s been dinosaur fossils and eggs found in the same bed and this looks very much like bone to me? 

 

Thanks for any help guys :) 

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Natalie81

Can you take pictures of the cross section please? 

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Rockwood

A shot of the brokenest end would help confirm it , but yea that's a bone.

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Rankin21

Thanks so much guys! Here’s a couple of photos I got of the broken end. I guess there’s no way of finding out what the bones from for such a small piece? 

 

 

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Rockwood

End of a limb bone would be a fair bet. What animal will be tougher to guess though.

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Rankin21
4 hours ago, Rockwood said:

End of a limb bone would be a fair bet. What animal will be tougher to guess though.

Thank you so much for your help! Exactly as I thought but always best to hear it from someone else too :) 

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