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Some kind of Shroom with the stalky bit removed? Probably the famous 'Brain Mushroom'!




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Ok thinking out loud....Looks calcified, with possible vessel markings along the edges. From the flaking on the top surface, looks though calcium layed down in layers. Under side looks smooth and concave almost as if it articulated with something. But cannot think what it could articulate with. I though possibly an immature head of a developing long bone or a sesamoid bone. But that doesn't feel right as it looks too dense to be bone. I don't know of any round teeth! And the nearest I can get to these would be this image http://witurtles.blogspot.com/2018/05/small-animal-jawteeth.html which is unknown, but probably marine or this http://courses.washington.edu/chordate/453photos/teeth_photos/wolf_eel_jaws.jpg which is a wolf eel.....

I'm going with Chris on this and saying marine and salt water but have no real idea.

What a good one!
 
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Not a kneecap or heel spur.. :) found near a freshwater creek.
Your first link is exactly what it is Thrud. Unfortunately the blogger doesnt know what they are Haha.
 

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Didn't need to stop in on account of my insomnia! (Glad you did though)
Where did you find them! Lying around by themselves or from a skeleton?
Found it loose. Took me a while to work out what it was.
 

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I apologise for the Dad joke...

I think these are humeri, there seems to be articulation at the upper end of the picture for what looks like a ball and socket joint. So they are either humeri or femurs. The lower end of the bone does not seem to have the standard hinge appearance, so I'm thinking these are not the humeri from a creature that puts a lot or weight through the elbow. It's not a big animal though. I'm going water based animal.

It's now 2.20am... nearest image I can find is a turtle humerus. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/fossil-alligator-snapping-turtle-1824585892

During my search, came across this resource on mammals which I thought was quite good: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/take-part/identify-nature/british-mammal-bones-ID-guide.pdf

It is for British mammals, but still useful.
 
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Spot on again Thrud.

Nice ID site. Makes it easy with so few animals compared to us.
But we ID these things and do the other stuff not because it is easy but because it is hard. :)
 

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"The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds"
 

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Too short to be human. I was thinking something like a wombat with short, thickset legs. Turtle makes sense. Or short, fat Bloffy legs.....
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Mmm very interesting. Looks like a cast that has been weatherd with oils, avian and herbivore so immediate reaction is a dinosaur of some kind.. am i on the right track of off my head?
 
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