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Caudal vertebra or phalanx?


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Collected at Bouldnor on the Isle of Wight, and is about 33 million years old (Bouldnor Formation). 
This site produces a variety of mammals, turtles, crocodilians, birds, lizards, fish and amphibians.

 

I am torn between labelling this a small caudal vertebra or phalanx. One end is unfortunately broken while the other is concave, with a rounded socket-like face to it. 
Measures 17mm long.

 

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It doesn't weigh much, but I'll put a chip on caudal vert.  :)

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Mike from North Queensland

Looks more like vert than phalanx as centre on complete end is concave across the width.

 

Mike

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