Hi Lee! @lcone
Looks like a left, camelid astragalus to me. I’ll talk to Aldo, our resident artiodactyl expert, to see if he can narrow it down any further, but I think you’re definitely on the right track.
One easily way to compare different astragali is to go to our database website (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/vertpaleo-search) and:
- Check “Only Results with Images” at the top of the page
- Enter Artiodactyla in the Order field (or Mammalia within the Class field for a broader search)
- Enter astragalus in the Nature of Specimen field and select “contains” in the drop down menu
That should bring up all the images we have of a given specimen in our collections, with information on taxonomy and skeletal element.