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Unidentified "spike" - Tooth, Tusk, Rib Tip?


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I spent part of today on my normal hillside just exploring around. I was picking up the normal shark teeth, fish verts, crab claws, etc, when I came across this:

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This find is much larger than the normal material I find on this hillside. It measures approximately 100mm long and approximately 20mm diameter on the large end. To me, it appears to possibly be some type of rib tip, as I see no signs of enamel. But if it's a rib tip, I'm having a hard time believing an animal this large when compared to the normal things I find.

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SWard
Southeast Missouri

(formerly Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX)

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Could it be something like a Protosphyraena rostrum?

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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I was thinking rostrum as well. Protosphyraena? Saurodon? Is Brent planting fossils for us already?!?!?!

Grüße,

Daniel A. Wöhr aus Südtexas

"To the motivated go the spoils."

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Could it be something like a Protosphyraena rostrum?

I was thinking rostrum as well. Protosphyraena? Saurodon? Is Brent planting fossils for us already?!?!?!

I believe y'all are on the right track. Thanks!

By the way Dan, yes I believe Brent is already planting fossils for us. Right after I got started I came across a piece of crab claw. Who else could have done it?

SWard
Southeast Missouri

(formerly Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX)

USA

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