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January 27, 2017 at 11:22 am #18222
To All who have helped me in identifying the vertebra, I appreciate all of the research, comments and connections. I tried to send a thank you note earlier in the week and for some unknown reason it would not allow me to post. My husband and I will definitely consider donating the vertebra to the Alabama Museum and if we find anything further along these lines, I will be sure to post. I have several other reptile verts from Point A Dam. They are much smaller and most likely snake. If you have anyone good with identifying them, I will be more than happy to post them. Do I need to send in any documentation beyond posting here showing what I found, that way it can be properly documented? I feel it is very important that this is documented as being in Alabama, if it has never been identified there before. Thank you again for everyone’s joint effort!January 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm #18112
Here it is reconstructed with almost all of the pieces I have.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 23, 2017 at 11:38 am #18018
I was trying to piece other parts I had to it together last night and I had to matches. After I put them together, I can attach updated pictures. Thank you for all of your help with this.
DanielleJanuary 23, 2017 at 11:31 am #18017
I have had quite a few people look at it and besides mosasaur, which is the first always suggested, they keep telling me a HUGE croc of some sort. Do you have anyone, I could contact who specializes in crocodilians?January 23, 2017 at 10:49 am #18011
Thank you for your assistance, @rboessenecker. It can’t be mosasaur. I dug it out of a shelf that is middle Eocene. It is part of the Lisbon Tallahatta layer. Any idea of the crocodilian?September 9, 2016 at 12:35 pm #11333
Yes, the Zygorhiza is the same color. I also found these set of bones in the same location of the shelf as where I found the Zygorhiza vert two years ago. I am attaching a very poor image of the vert. This evening, I will try to get it out and take a much better photo. The layer of sediment I am digging in is the Lisbon-Tallahatta Layer. I am attaching a thesis study done on the location where I dig at.
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