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South Dakota badlands fossil ID?


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Hello, these were found together in the band lands in South Dakota. I always wondered what they could be and if theyare part of one bone, or are they just two different bones. Hopefully the pictures are adequate. My first time posting. Thanks

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These two look related but not the same bone.  The ball end is the proximal end (shoulder joint) of a humerus, and the other one  is the distal end (knee joint) of a tibia.

  They are probably from a titanothere.  

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1 hour ago, jpc said:

These two look related but not the same bone.  The bALL END IS THE PROXIMAL END (SHOULDER JOINT) OF A HUMERUS AND THE OTHERONE IS (oops... caps lock) the distal end (knee joint) of a tibia.  They are probably from a titanothere.  

 

shouldnt the "knee joint" of a tibia be the proximal end?  The astragalus should be at the distal end, or am I completely backwards?

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