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Flat dino bone with 2 holes and weird internal structure


edubya

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Found while digging in the badlands of Montana in Glendive, in the very corner of the Hell Creek formation we found this single flat piece. At first I only noticed the one hole in the front, but upon closer inspection I discovered a partial second hole above the first, and one side has a structure visible inside the bone. Just wondering if anyone has any clue what it could be! Thanks for any input in advance. 

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Looks like a foramen. A vessel passage.

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Mark Kmiecik
7 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

Looks like a foramen. A vessel passage.

Missed it by seven minutes. Quite a colorful bone fragment.

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6 minutes ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

Missed it by seven minutes. Quite a colorful bone fragment.

 

14 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

Looks like a foramen. A vessel passage.

Ok, so I used to work in the dental field and my first thought was it looked like the mental foramen, but this is obviously not a jaw and I am not a doctor so I wasn't sure. What other parts of the body could this be from? Any ideas? Thanks!

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Mark Kmiecik
6 minutes ago, edubya said:

 

Ok, so I used to work in the dental field and my first thought was it looked like the mental foramen, but this is obviously not a jaw and I am not a doctor so I wasn't sure. What other parts of the body could this be from? Any ideas? Thanks!

If it's part of a five-foot-long skull . . .       I haven't checked to see if any other dino bones had foramina.

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23 minutes ago, edubya said:

What other parts of the body could this be from? Any ideas? Thanks!

A lot of big animals roamed Hell Creak. Could be a fragment of any one of many bones from many animals.

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