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DNFossil

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Hello everyone, 

I recently found the big fragment of tibia (17 cm length) without upper plate (tibial plateau). Judging by form and size I think it is cave bear. Here are the links to pleistocene bear tibia:
https://rephaim23.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/giant-bears-historic-and-ancient/ (the link to Arctodus)
http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/2/4/140022/F4 (look at fig.4 (7-11) Cub tibiae)

Please help to confirm this fossil, any help will be appreciated! 😉

Best Regards
Domas 
 

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Kosmoceras

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No need to make a second post.
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DNFossil

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I know but it is very important to me to get confirmation of this specimen because I am still not sure if the bones that I find in sandy dune layers of my town are from ice age. Many specialist said they are not fossilized and only some peole say it is possible. If the bone belongs to bear, it would be probably fossilized because bears do not live in Lithuanian nature quite a long time. 😉

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Domas
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