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Found some interesting things on the Patomic River this week, but I have no idea what this is. Anyone know? It appears to be a tooth or claw from something? I love finding this stuff!

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It is not a tooth or claw. I think it is a fragment of a vertebra.

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hi and welcome to the fossil forum and as ynot said its not a tooth or a claw but maybe a piece of vertebrae 

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Fossildude19

Cropped and brightened:

 

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sixgill pete

I agree it is not either tooth or claw. I do agree with Tony that it is bone, but I would like to see better more in focus pictures from all angles. I'm not going to say it is not part of a vertebra, but I am not so sure about that.

 

Good quality pictures, well focused with the object being the center of attention can make the difference of something being positively ID'd or just speculated about. 

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Fossildude19

Also - it would help to know the size of the item. ;) 

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Harry Pristis

It appears to be a zygoma, the part of the skull that projects beneath the eye.  Don't know which mammal, though.

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I hope these pictures are better. I am a new fossil hunter and have no clue what I am doing, but really enjoy finding these little treasures. Thanks for everyone's input.

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Does not look so much like a vert after all.

Thanks for the better pictures.

I will leave the rest to those more familiar with anatomy.

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