paleontology
Nebraska mammal fossil bones?

Found along the sand beds of the Missouri River at Ponca State Park, Nebraska. The river was low enough to traverse most of the sand beds by foot.

Missour River fossil mammal

Took the kids for a walk across the river and stumbled across this. Not sure it's even a fossil to be quite frank!

Fossil Collector: Ryan W.

Location: Missouri River, Nebraska

[Editor: That makes two of us, but it is a nice find. What do you think? Is this an ice age mammal or something more recent? Please leave a response.]

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4 Responses to “Nebraska River Bones”

  1. Keith C Kraushaar says:

    It is a fossil, probably over 10,000 years old. Looks like a Mammoth or bison. Need to paint it with a white glue mixed with water, about one part glue to three part glue. It may start to fall apart as it dries. Nice find too

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  2. Pete says:

    I just got done collecting fossils in Iowa. I am not an expert but the gentleman who took us out was an amateur paleontologist who was quite knowledgeable in these types of fossil. It looks like similar fossils we collected. He said they were bison. No question it is a vertebrae with a long transverse process probably to support the hump. Nice find.

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  3. renee fletcher says:

    I believe that might be a fossilized whale bone most likely it is it looks like a fossil but it might not be but i really think it is one!!

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  4. spencer c oneal says:

    bison or a horse is my 2 cents.

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