Found in the Cooper River Homepage › Forums › What Is It? › Found in the Cooper River Tagged: astragalus, fossil, llama This topic has 3 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 4 years, 1 month ago by Sean Moran. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts October 6, 2016 at 11:13 pm #13091 Lee ConeParticipant My Dive buddy came up with this unique fossil, and we are looking for a definitive ID. We think (based on photographs in several fossil books) that it may be a Llama astragalus, but that is only a guess. Here are three views. Any ideas?? Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files. October 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm #13095 Lee ConeParticipant The correct CR UNKN 2 pic is attached. UNKN 1 = face view front UNKN 2 = side view UNKN 3 = face view back Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files. October 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm #13542 Victor PerezParticipant @bmacfadden @smoran Do either of you know if this is a llama astragalus? October 10, 2016 at 1:22 pm #13551 Sean MoranKeymaster 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. Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.