I would like to know what species of whale this vertebra is from. Someone suggested it could be from a baleen whale, but I would like to have a more specifc identification if possible. This vertebra is 27" across. Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Hi Cody,

getting a species identification from one photo of a whale vertebra is pretty difficult, especially without having collection locality information to narrow down the most likely species. As you can imagine, there are few places that have every vertebra from every whale species available to check against! It would be awesome if such a resource was available online.

Sorry I can't be of more help!