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PaleoNoel

Ankylosaur armor?

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PaleoNoel

I was hoping some folks on the forum could confirm this ID for me. I found this interesting little piece in the hell creek formation of South Dakota back in July with Paleoprospectors. I was told by one of the guides that it could potentially be a piece of skull armor from a young ankylosaur. I want to know what everyone here thinks.

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fossilsonwheels

I am sure @Troodon may have an opinion to offer but here are some different Ankylosaur skulls for comparison. I hope these are helpful.

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Troodon

Not sure, guess it can be an osteoderm from an Ankylosaur/Nodosaur.  Probably from a post cranial location if its one.

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PaleoNoel
10 hours ago, fossilsonwheels said:

I am sure @Troodon may have an opinion to offer but here are some different Ankylosaur skulls for comparison. I hope these are helpful.

 

6 hours ago, Troodon said:

Not sure, guess it can be an osteoderm from an Ankylosaur/Nodosaur.  Probably from a post cranial location if its one.

Thanks for your input.

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