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Another piece from the collection at work:

 

All I've been told is that it was donated to us by a customer at a show in Helena, Montana. Its described as a Hadrosaur pubis. It's clearly seen some restoration work at some point, with many fractures mended together. Its in two pieces currently, which is how it was when I came on the show. One side is gently cambered, the other side is almost unnaturally flat, which is why a pubis bone makes sense to me.

 

It was at one point called a Tyrannosaur scapula, but I'm not clear if that was actually what the donor called it before we decided it was a pubis, or if a former employee was calling it that to make it seem sexier.

 

Photos: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=19M6iJbx2IHUm-KxI9TwcFtnlCDGzpHcV

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It's very fragmentary.

 

But yes, hadrosaur pubis certainly fits. And I don't think Tyrannosaur scapula fits at all. It seems too thin in the middle and fans out too much at both ends. Tyrannosaur scapulae are more slender than this.

 

I think hadrosaur pubis is a fine ID for this bone.

 

Here's an partial example of a hadrosaur pubis from my collection for reference.

 

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