Fossil Friday 1/29/16: A camel astragalus

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UF 244163, the right astragalus of Aguascalientia panamaensis. Photo © VP FLMNH.

This week’s Fossil Friday features an astragalus of the camel Aguascalientia panamaensis. You can easily tell that these and other camels are artiodactyls (even-toed ungulates) from their double pulley astragalus. This specimen was found at the Lirio Norte site of the Las Cascadas Formation and is early Miocene in age.

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