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Atlas Vertebra

This cool looking vertebra comes from immediately behind the skull. The occipital lobes of the skull rest on the flattened, wider bone near the sides.

Normally when you find one, there is a skull somewhere nearby.

Age Oligocene Epoch
Category Marine Mammal
Formation Ashley Marl
Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Species Squalodon atlanticus
Width 5 1/2 inches

ID2172
Memberdw
Date Added7/15/2007

  

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