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MartynH
Found this vert today on the beach at Boulder - I think it is Mammal and thought it might be an Axis Vert however I am not sure on that identification.

It is in quite good condition so hoping I can get a good ID, and I would be grateful for any suggestions from the forum?

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Martyn H
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Alex47
I agree with you that it is an axis vertebra. It has the diagnostic odontoid process and the flattened centrum. (Irelevent aside - this peg is vital when people are hanged - as the person falls the head jerks up and the peg severs the spinal cord and quick death - sorry to be so gory). As what animal I'm afraid I can't help
best wishes  Alex
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MartynH
Thank you Alex47 - Nice to get some confirmation that my instincts were right as to the type of bone. I just need a species ID now if it is possible from this one specimen.
Martyn H
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