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Hey gang, still going thru old fragments and found this piece that I'm wondering about. Hope there is enough to confirm crocodilan due to the small elongated pits/foramen and maybe rule out any sea turtle jaw/dentary/skull possibilities. Shell pile find. Probably Plio-Pleistocene based on the types of shells found with it. Its approximately 8cm long X 1.7mm wide. It has a small channel/groove along its length that tapers to down to almost 1mm. Also shows a large foramen? that connects to this channel/groove/foramen? thru the flatter side of the bone. Its got many distinctive elong
Anyone familiar enough with the Crocodylomorphs from the Hell Creek Formation to be able to help in determining a probable genus or species? I purchased this specimen and have been unable to find images or research papers with similar examples.
I recently spent a week on the Isle of Wight, mostly to find fossils. To be honest, the fossils were pretty much a washout for me in many respects. My inexperience, combined with very mild weather and calm seas, meant that I didn't find the dinosaur bone I'd been hoping for. I made much better finds in the local book and charity shops! I did recover some huge pieces of lignite, which seemed to litter every beach I found. This even included some huge logs. I have successfully preserved lignite from other locations, but this stuff is quite pyritic. However, I'm happy to say that I wa