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big brook cervical vertebra

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Josh stout

My daughter found this at Big Brook NJ.

 

It was loose at the bottom of the stream.  I don't think it is a cow, horse or deer, but it could be pleistocene.

 

I just joined the forum, and hope this works.

Thanks

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Rockwood

Mosasaur ?

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Josh stout

It certainly could be.  I haven't seen examples from the neck area.  I have seen a few worn examples from lower down the body, and they look more like disks with concave ends.

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Josh stout

It certainly could be.  I haven't seen examples from the neck area.  I have seen a few worn examples from lower down the body, and they look more like disks with concave ends.

 

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hemipristis

Looks like mosasaur, yes.  But nit idea on body position

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Dryptosaur

Agree, it is mosasaur.

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The Jersey Devil

Great Mosasaur vert! Pretty hard to find one that nice in NJ. I’m not sure you’ll be able to ID the exact position, but it is definitely not a terminal vertebra.

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