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RE: Any one up for fossil ID?
--- On Jan 21, 2002, Dave Friend wrote:
> Oops I forgot to tell you where the pics were...I was sent these pictures
> from a couple of students, anyone want to speculate as to what they are? go
> to http://prehistoricsillustrated.com/fossil.html and take a look.
Well first I would want to know were they were found. Then could work from there. Yes they do look like psuedofossils. One test is the taste test... stick them on your toungue if they stick they are fossils, if not rock. Unless you get a really porous rock. Also I dont really recommend this in the field less you are sure, cause rabbit scat will stick to your toungue as well. (Heard this about a lil kid at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center).
Though the one does look like a claw. Even appears to have the slit that contains the tendon at the tip, though the coloring is mixed. The other one, looks like an unserrated tooth, or as someone else mentioned a sauropod ungaul. There any reptiles or marinereptiles with that kind of tooth?
Thats my $.25 worth, would be easier if you know where they were found at though, geologically wise.
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