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Dinosaur or Mammal bone ID help

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pRoDiUeS

I found this on the bank of the Red Deer River in Alberta Canada. I have no idea what it's from. I have never found a fossilized bone before. Does anyone have any ideas? Not sure if it could be from a Dinosaur or a mammal like a young mammoth or something. I would love to get some ideas on this one. I am willing to answer any questions or take new photos if needed.

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facehugger

Not an expert, but the cross section makes me think is dino/reptilian...

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Troodon

Red Deer river deposits in Alberta are late cretaceous.  Looks like a limb bone from a herbivore 

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1 hour ago, Troodon said:

Red Deer river deposits in Alberta are late cretaceous.  Looks like a limb bone from a herbivore 

So based on your info. I found that according to Museum curator François Therrien " When you walk in the badlands of southern Alberta when you find dinosaur bones, nine times out of 10 it will be from a duck-billed dinosaur,” when I searched i found a dinosaur from the late Cretaceous called a Hadrosaur. It was a duck billed dinosaur that is found in alberta. Part of its lower leg bone looks similar to the bone I have. What do you think? 

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Troodon

Hard to say with just a partial bone, there are also lots of ceratopsian in those deposits.  Next time you are in Drumheller take it to the Tyrrell and see what they say.  

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