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Fossil Wednesdays: March 12, 2019

Come over fins fossil with us tomorrow. Fun things happen to us all the time!

The other day, we found these two bones within the sediment (see photo). While we were sure that they were metacarpals, we couldn’t think of the exact species ID. The proximal spur on the bone was what kept us thinking… For sure it had to be a mammal with some special features on their hands. And off we went to ask our Paleo-friends… 

It turns out it was a marmot metacarpal! The best part about working in a fossil site like Natural Trap Cave, is that you can learn something new every day! 

P.s. The scale bar is in cm

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