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Ichthyosaur skull bones

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This fossil was found by me two years ago in the visitor quarry Kromer near Holzmaden and was prepped by Roger Furze ( @Ludwigia ).

Thanks again :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:
On the piece you can see a disarticulated Ichthyosaur skull with some ribs and vertebrae. You can see one eyehole very good, although the eye itself isnt preserved. Isolated bones are not that rare in Holzmaden but such pieces are very rare !
At the maximum the piece is about 24 cm long.

 

Unprepped:

 

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Prepped:

 

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The eyehole is very good visible: (Probably my favourite part :))

 

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The other  eyehole:

 

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Some more bones:

 

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A vertebra:

 

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This one could be from a juvenile which is very rare!



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indominus rex

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It's really a beautiful piece:), I hope to someday find something like that at Holzmaden.

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belemniten

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27 minutes ago, indominus rex said:

It's really a beautiful piece:), I hope to someday find something like that at Holzmaden.

Thank you :D I am sure that you will find something like that in the future! Your Ichthyosaur snout is also great :envy:

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The Amateur Paleontologist

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Wonderful fossil.. congrats for finding that! :) Absolutely love it! Are you considering donating it to the Hauff Urweltmuseum?

 

@indominus rex wait wait wait a minute... what ichthyosaur snout is @belemniten referring to? You have my curiosity piqued...

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8 hours ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

Wonderful fossil.. congrats for finding that! :) Absolutely love it! Are you considering donating it to the Hauff Urweltmuseum?

 

@indominus rex wait wait wait a minute... what ichthyosaur snout is @belemniten referring to? You have my curiosity piqued...

Thanks :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76: To be honest I never thought about donating this one.... I think the Hauff Museum has enough complete and much nicer examples :)

 

I was referring to this Ichthyosaur snout:

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/47365-ichthyosaurus-snoutlower-jaw/

Beside this @indominus rex also found a nice Ichthyosaur tooth so he was quite successfull there! 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

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Yeah.. that is one neat ichthyosaur rostrum - thanks for showing me :)

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indominus rex

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I made a little mistake, it is not a rostrum but instead the entire bottom jaw.

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