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Found partial pelvis and vertebrae


In a conifer section of a greater northern hardwood-conifer forest, adjacent to a 15 hectare Adirondack backwoods trout pond in North Hudson, NY.


Approx. 15 vertebrae attached to spine. The spinal section was (without a tape measure), to be estimated at 12-14" inches in length. Only a partial skull was located (shown). Skull piece estimated to have been 5-7" long.

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Osteobyte 4 years ago

Due to the shape of the obturator foramen, curving ilia, and iliopubic eminences, my guess is beaver. Though I don't know if that would fit with your measurements.

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I don't know what animal is this, but this looks like a pelvis rather than a skull..

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New York, USA

Spotted on Apr 29, 2017
Submitted on Apr 30, 2017

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