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Marine Mammal Vertebrae?


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bespokemodern

Bone fragment found on the York River in Virginia.  It is the Yorktown Formation, Pliocene epoch.  I'm wondering if it is a vertebrae fragment, and what species it might belong to.  It's convex on one side, and concave on the other.

 

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Agree, but 1,2, and 4  raise questions for me.... I can’t quite grasp where all the connecting surfaces ( seemingly) attached to... I’m at the end of my limited understanding

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  • 4 weeks later...

Certainly a dolphin axis - however in this state, not possible to identify beyond Odontoceti indet.

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