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Calvert Cliffs vertebra id

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Darktooth

What is the size on this? This vert is much different  then the ones I have seem come from there. 

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FossilsAnonymous
12 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

What is the size on this? This vert is much different  then the ones I have seem come from there. 

@Darktooth I believe it’s dolphin. I’ve found things similar that were identified by Dr Godfrey as dolphin. 

Either an atlas or a cervical vert

@sharkdoctor

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FossilizedJello
36 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

What is the size on this? This vert is much different  then the ones I have seem come from there. 

Its about 3 inches wide and about 1.75 inches long

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MarcoSr

Cetacean axis vertebra.

 

Marco Sr.

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sharkdoctor

+1 for cetacean axis vertebra. This is the vertebra that is directly beneath the atlas. 

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MarcoSr
16 hours ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

@Darktooth I believe it’s dolphin. I’ve found things similar that were identified by Dr Godfrey as dolphin. 

Either an atlas or a cervical vert

@sharkdoctor

 

The below picture from fossilguy.com shows the difference between a Cetacean axis vertebra and an atlas vertebra.  They can be diagnostic to help determine a family/genus/species.

 

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Marco Sr.

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FossilizedJello

Thanks

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FossilsAnonymous
On 8/12/2019 at 11:54 AM, MarcoSr said:

 

The below picture from fossilguy.com shows the difference between a Cetacean axis vertebra and an atlas vertebra.  They can be diagnostic to help determine a family/genus/species.

 

atlas-axis-fossil-vertebra.thumb.jpg.1998b9cec277a53f49450f3b6abf2a9a.jpg

 

 

Marco Sr.

Thank you, I’ll take that into consideration. I have just started to immerse myself in the Calvert sea mammal world and this will be an immense help to me.

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