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Scute, scale, or shell?

Frank Eaton

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This is a large scale or scute from the Yorktown formation in North Carolina. The pattern Is familiar as a reptile scute but the shape and thickness of the specimen isn’t present in any of my other scutes. It tapers to a diamond point and is less than a centimeter thick. The top face is flaky and covered in old barnacle holds. Another neat mystery I’m trying to clear up! 

(Edit: It’s a sturgeon scute)






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