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Found this thick bone piece in a new jersey cretaceous creek and wonder if its possible to maybe id since one side has a distinct rough texture while the other is flatter and striated, I would guess either large turtle, mosasaur, or dinosaur. My friend joked its a theropod maxilary skull fragment, but we all know around here that material seems close to impossible to come across haha. Interested to hear any other thoughts.

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7 minutes ago, M Harvey said:

I'm getting a turtle plastron vibe.  

I'm finding some good comparisons so I'm leaning towards that to, thanks!

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30 minutes ago, M Harvey said:

I'm getting a turtle plastron vibe.  

 

I am not sure which part of the turtle this bone belongs to, but I agree that it's turtle.

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The Jersey Devil

I don’t think you can say much more than reptile bone frag

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i think it is turtle because of the very loose trabucular structure  the external shape does not suggest much more that that this was a big boy. ? land tortise?

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1 hour ago, 10313horn said:

i think it is turtle because of the very loose trabucular structure  the external shape does not suggest much more that that this was a big boy. ? land tortise?

Thanks thats a cue to keep in mind for the future, unlikely land since it was a cretaceous ocean site but if its a big turtle could be something along the lines of the large sea turtles found there such as Atlantochelys or the more likely Peritresius ornatus.

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