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Dippy125

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Hi, I need some advice. I found this fossil amongst my collection that I brought in 2015 the other day and I had it under glidont armour. Which I thought was form the giant armadillo that turned out to live 2 million years ago. The label I got says the creature lived 35 million years ago. I typed glidont into google and a few websites a know of and couldn't find anything. I have included a pic of the fossil and the original label the shop owner wrote for me. Does anyone have a idea what it is? As I don't think it is what the owner thought it was.

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Hello, I think this handles about Glyptodon...a Miocene tank...and you have a piece of it`s armour.

greetings, Bert

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Hi Dippy,
Definitely doesn’t look like a glyptodon osteoderm, although I think that is what the seller believed it was! The surface texture is all wrong, and the fact that the individual sections appear to be quasi-quadrilateral make me think that it is more likely to be turtle/tortoise shell.
Still a nice piece, though.
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Thank you very much for your reply's. is there any chance you know if the date and location are likely to be right or not?
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The specimen looks very much like fossils from the Peace River, in Florida. Fossils of Miocene age from this area are typically marine, from what I can tell, so Pliocene-Pleistocene is probably a safer bet.
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