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I am still working my way thru the Rattlesnake River, Florida matrix that I received from TFF member Sacha. I am getting more proficient at IDs, but here are two that have me scratching my head. This first specimen initially looked like a fish tooth. But the bone does not look fishy to me. Then mammal was my next thought. That doesn't seem right either. I am baffled...

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And this 'bone' made me think of bird because of the bumps. I want to see them as quill bumps...

What do you think? Thanks for looking and all help is appreciated. :)

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Catfish spine:

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

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>May your wonders never cease!

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item 1 looks like a small porpoise tooth.

---Prem

The tooth is odontocete, the second bone is from the pectoral fin of a fish.

Catfish spine:

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Cool! That was fast. Thank you all so much :) They are both firsts for me.

 
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If the tooth is a porpoise its from the front of the jaw and the bone does look like a catfish spine like Chas said. George

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If the tooth is a porpoise its from the front of the jaw and the bone does look like a catfish spine like Chas said. George

Thank you, powelli1. :)

 
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