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Bones of a late Pleistocene duck from Ohio

Fossil Type:



Anas sp. (Duck)


Lake sediments


Late Pleistocene


Lockland, Hamilton Co., Ohio


Bird bones are rare as fossils because avian bones are hollow. They disintegrate very quickly under all but the most unusual conditions. These were found in a late Pleistocene lake deposit. Cincinnati Museum of Natural History specimen.

Date Posted:

October 20, 2014


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