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gonzalezpij   11-09-2012 at 14:01

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It is a partial piece of skull, but that animal?
It comes from the North Sea, the Pleistocene (Bison, Equus, coleodonta, mammoth ...)
I think that may be part of the skull of a rhinoceros, but not sure.

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gonzalezpij   12-09-2012 at 12:42

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Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Frederik   12-09-2012 at 15:24

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Yes definitely, the structures on the inside of the bone, with large cavities for weight reduction, suggest this is from a very large mammal, leaving few options.
I know this feature is very prominent with mammoths, but I'm by no means a fossil mammal expert, so I would like to see this confirmed by someone with more knowledge of the matter. But I'd put my money on mammoth.

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gonzalezpij   17-09-2012 at 17:18

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Thank you. From've always thought that would be a rhino

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gonzalezpij   21-09-2012 at 20:02

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Any suggestions?, anyone knows that animal and that may be part of the skull?

Many thanks

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Hengky   08-01-2013 at 12:22

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If not mistaken.
it looks like it is part of the top of the skull's head.

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Trilobite   14-12-2013 at 20:45

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This is definitely part of a skull from a large mammal. From such a small piece it might be impossible to properly identify it as a specific animal. Mammoth is certainly a possibility. But woolly rhino, bison or other large mammals are also possible.
That edge part with the two indents on the outside does look very symmetrical though. Looks like maybe it could be part of the top or back of a skull. It might be worth comparing it to the different animals more closely.

[Bewerkt door Trilobite op 14-12-2013 om 20:47 NL]

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