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Hi guys any ideas on this?:)it’s Eocene from the khourigba mine in Morocco

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Fossildude19

Just a guess, but it looks similar to catfish pectoral fin spines I have seen.  

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FossilDAWG

While I agree there is a resemblance to a catfish spine, catfish (Ictaluridae) are, I believe, unique to North America.

 

Don

 

Correction: Catfish (order Siluriformes) are widely distributed, and include 32 described families. The Family Ictaluridae is North American, but other families can occur elsewhere.

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Fossildude19
26 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

While I agree there is a resemblance to a catfish spine, catfish (Ictaluridae) are, I believe, unique to North America.

 

Don

While this is true,  there is another family of catfish that are present in/native to Africa and Asia. Family Schilbeidae ;) 

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FossilDAWG
1 minute ago, Fossildude19 said:

While this is true,  there is another family of catfish that are present in/native to Africa and Asia. Family Schilbeidae ;) 

True enough.  I amended my post a few minutes ago.  

 

Don

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will stevenson
4 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

While this is true,  there is another family of catfish that are present in/native to Africa and Asia. Family Schilbeidae ;) 

T

 

4 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

While this is true,  there is another family of catfish that are present in/native to Africa and Asia. Family Schilbeidae ;) 

 

4 hours ago, UtahFossilHunter said:

 

5 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

While I agree there is a resemblance to a catfish spine, catfish (Ictaluridae) are, I believe, unique to North America.

 

Don

 

Correction: Catfish (order Siluriformes) are widely distributed, and include 32 described families. The Family Ictaluridae is North American, but other families can occur elsewhere.

Thanks guys it looked like some sort of fish spine to me thanks so much for the id^_^ 

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