131Views3Replies

Author Options:

Does anyone know what this is? Answered

This is something that Ive had for years now. It either came from Colorado, St. Thomas, or Florida. It seems to be either bone or cartilage. Does anyone have any ideas as to what exactly it is? Thanks

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
Burf
Burf

8 years ago

Its the lower left mandible of a bird species of some sort. Note the spongy texture of the bone, typical of the lightweight qualities of bird bones.
In the first photo, the topmost curved bony projection is a part of the hinge that connects to the skull.

0
canucksgirl
canucksgirl

8 years ago

Well its definitely bone (kind of like a bird's beak). To know for sure would probably require some testing and expert analysis.

0
freeza36
freeza36

8 years ago

I really dont know what it is, nor do I remember where t came from.