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      Marterius
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      Hello,
      Here is a bone question from Europe!

      I live on the west coast of Sweden where I spend a lot of time in the archipelago. Last week I found a very strange bone among some stones on a small island. There were no other bones around indicating the species of the animal and I have never seen anything like it. My first thought was a jaw-bone but there are not even a hint of teeth and the angles as well as the “construction” are looks strange for a jaw bone as far as I can judge. On the rounded end there is some kind of “buildup” that could be interpreted as belonging to a kind of joint. This makes me think in terms of a hip or pelivis bone but after spending a lot of time on Google it does not make me any nearer a solution. Any help with the identification is appreciated! Measure in centimeters.

      Regards,
      Martin


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      vk4vfx
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      Well after about 10 minutes of research I pretty sure I know what this bone is.

      When I first seen it I thought straight away it was an avian bone

      I then searched for birds endemic to Sweden.

      By the size it is a big bird, I thought Swan.

      Then I found it!!!

      What you have there is a Swan furcula bone!

      When I seen your pic I just had to know myself also, when I see things like this it drives me nuts because I want to know what it is.

      Anyway, info in the links below, we can now put our minds at rest 🙂

      http://i2.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo … urcula.gif

      http://sguforums.com/index.php?topic=44384.0

      http://www.jakes-bones.com/2010/03/iden … goose.html

      http://nantucketscientist.blogspot.com. … eport.html

      http://sguforums.com/index.php?topic=44384.0

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