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FF7_Yuffie

Massive longshot with this one because I literally have no info other than it being a dinosaur vert. The seller bought a bunch of antiques and collectables and this was included listed as just "dinosaur vertebra". Some of the other fossils he has listed are clearly Moroccan--Mosasaur, Onchopristis etc, but this one definitely doesn't look Moroccan to me.

 

SO, getting an ID is a massive longshot, but perhaps someone can recognize it and narrow it down a bit. I messaged seller for more info, but ... that's it unfortunately. 

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Rockwood

A few things seem very wrong about this to me. I'm not even certain it was a vert, or if it was crafted to look like a vert.

Wouldn't the foramen in even the most vertebra like surface (top photo) be symmetrically arranged ? 

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caterpillar

Looks like cetacean vert

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
9 hours ago, FF7_Yuffie said:

SO, getting an ID is a massive longshot

My gut when I first saw this was a cetacean (whale) vert as well ....

 

Cheers,

Brett 

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Rockwood

Could be just the brushed look and lighting angle that is confusing me.

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
1 minute ago, Rockwood said:

brushed look and lighting angle

Yeah, these images are wicked blurry and not the best for an ID ... 

 

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My first impression was whale vert.  I am sticking to that.  

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val horn

are we talking inches or cm.  I was thinking dolphin

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Top Trilo
1 minute ago, 10313horn said:

are we talking inches or cm.  I was thinking dolphin

My guess is cm, normally inches are broken into 16ths and the OP does not live in the US

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val horn

if it is cm than i would think the vertebrae is significantly small for whale

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33 minutes ago, 10313horn said:

if it is cm than i would think the vertebrae is significantly small for whale

I use the term 'whale' very loosely.  Cetacean is more correct, so yes small for most whales, more dolphin size.  But yes, whale verts get pretty small in the tail.  

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PrehistoricWonders

Horrible pics, but I’d say cetacean vertebrae.

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FF7_Yuffie

Thanks for the help. Ruler size is cm. I'm glad managed to get it narrowed down more.

 

Cheers everyone

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