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  1. I found these as a child in 1983 in Burton Bradstock,Dorset (UK). While there I happened to bump into a collector who quickly looked at them and wrote me a note on his quick guess at identifying them. Can someone take a look and let me know if his estimate was correct, any help identifying them is greatly appreciated. From the Great Oolite Series ~170Mya Ammonite, probably Dactylioceras commune Ammonite, probably Parkinsonia parkinsoni - Bivalves - The ridged, triangular one possibly belongs to the Cardia group, perh
  2. tonyfox

    Does anyone know what this is?

    Hello I found this at my local beach in Dorset yesterday. I've told my 6-year old that it's a dinosaur bone but my wife is very doubtful. Does anyone have any ideas to back me up? Many thanks
  3. BentonlWalters

    Watton Cliff Microfossil ID?

    In October 2020 I went to Watton Cliff for my first foray into microfossil hunting. I have since dissolved some of the matrix I collected in 20% acetic acid and one of the things I found, amongst all of the crinoid pieces is this. I'm not sure what it is but I'm guessing it's part of a fish. Are the rings visible on the reverse side annual growth rings? The sample I collected from Watton Cliff is from a loose sandy layer within the Forest Marble and is Bathonian in age. Thanks for giving it a look, as I sort and take more pictures I may post more of what I've found. Ther
  4. Jamie Kenton

    Intrigued

    I have come across a fossil and i’m curious to know a bit more about it with the help from you guys! Many thanks
  5. Hello, Any thoughts on this, please? It looks like footcasts I've seen for sale before, but a second opinion--just in case--would be great. Partial footcast, I believe, showing the three toes. But if someone can tell if it is, and not just a foot shaped rock. It was found in Dorset from excavations along with a couple of others and was in a private museum for years. Which, if it was in a museum, makes me hopeful it's legit. Seller doesn't have a more narrowed-down location than Dorset, unfortunately. But looking online, prints and casts have been found there. Selle
  6. New 'sea dragon' species discovered by amateur fossil hunter off English coast By Jack Guy, CNN, December 10, 2020 The open access paper is: Jacobs, M.L. and Martill, D.M., 2020. A new ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaur from the Upper Jurassic (Early Tithonian) Kimmeridge Clay of Dorset, UK, with implications for Late Jurassic ichthyosaur diversity. Plos one, 15(12), p.e0241700. Yours, Paul H.
  7. Scelidosaurus: ready for its closeup at last The first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified has finally been studied in detail and found its place in the dinosaur family tree, completing a project that began more than 150 years ago. University of Cambridge One of four newly published papers listed in the above article: Norman, D.B., 2020. Scelidosaurus harrisonii (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Early Jurassic of Dorset, England: biology and phylogenetic relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Y
  8. I took my daughter to the Natural History Museum in London last year and the highlight was seeing Mary Anning’s ichthyosaurs, so we’ve been planning this week away ever since. Unfortunately we haven’t found any bones yet but we’ve found a few nice samples that I’ll get up here once we’re home. Here’s a few pictures from today’s walk along Monmouth beach, hunting in the land of giants!
  9. dhiggi

    Dorset find

    Found this yesterday on the foreshore at Redcliff Point, Dorset. It’s mineralised; feels like rock and sounds like rock when tapped against another. Could it be a piece of fossilised wood, or even rib bone, or has some other process caused the appearance? Thanks for looking
  10. dhiggi

    Pyrite Ammonite?

    I know it’s probably pyrite but is the ammonite shape just a coincidence playing tricks on the eye, or could this actually be an ammonite? Found by my daughter today on Charmouth beach, Dorset
  11. dhiggi

    Dorset Petrified Wood

    Found this sticking out of a mud slide near Golden Cap on the Dorset coast. Certainly looks like wood, it doesn’t feel as hard as stone but harder than wood, I suppose like coal. Is it definitely petrified and is anyone able to speculate on age, possible species etc? Thank you in advance
  12. I found these Jurassic ammonite fragments and belemnites near Seatown along the UK Dorset coast.
  13. Hello, new to posting on the forum and fairly new to fossil hunting. Found these very nice marine reptile vertabrae near Osmington Mills, Dorset. All found close together washed out of the Kimmeridgian Clay I think... Age: Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian? 163 - 152mya (both rock types there but I believe the clay cliffs above the beach are Kimmeridgian. Can anyone confirm I have 2 different types (Plesiosaur & Ichthyosaur)? Also any guesses at what species they are likely to be or is it not possible to narrow down from a more generic Ichthyosaurus sp./ Plesiosaurus sp. ?
  14. will stevenson

    Ringstead bay Dorset fossils

    Hi guys, I recently bought these and I was going to put them in the mailbox score thread but a few of them were unidentified and a few others had suspect ID’s sorry that a few are upside down, I couldn’t figure out how to fix it
  15. will stevenson

    Uk ammonites

    hi guys. sorry the pics are upside down but i wasnt sure how to turn them all the right way up 1.sphaeroceras brongniarti? that 's what it said on the label but it didnt look like that when i looked it up 2. i couldnt read the label as emillia want a species name i could find, any help would be appreciated
  16. Just got back from a trip to England - still fighting the jet lag a bit! 7 hours time difference makes for interesting sleep patterns! Thought y'all might want to see what I all I found in Great Britain! Of course, we started in London, doing all the London things, including the Natural History Museum! Got to see Mary Annings plesioarus and mosasaurs. And the archeoptyrix! And the dino room!! And much much much more.....whew. Left London to visit friends in Bury St. Edmund, near Cambridge. We went to see the Sutton Hoo burial near Ramsholt in Suffolk which I had h
  17. From the album: Cephalopods Worldwide

    16cm. From the Bajocian humphresianum zone in Sherborne, Dorset, GB. Complete adult with apophyse.
  18. I’ve been trying to find out what ichthyosaurs are found in Dorset, from the Lyme Regis, but I’m having quite a bit of trouble. I’ve found sites that list the species of different types of animals found at certain locations, but I can’t find anything like that about “Dorset” or “Lyme Regis”. At the moment I’m interested in finding out out the ichthyosaurs, but in the past I’ve looked for the same thing about plesiosaur/pliosaur, and croc species, so that would be great if anyone had information about pretty much any species of reptiles found there. Thanks very much for any and everyone’s time
  19. Pterygotus

    Mammal tooth

    Hi everyone, I recently found this tooth in some material i collected last month and I’m pretty sure it’s a tooth, maybe mammal. Can anyone ID it to a species or genus level? It was found in the bathonian forest marble formation of Dorset, UK. Thanks .
  20. So recently I took a trip to the Jurassic coast in the nearby county of Dorset and I decided to share it with you and record it which I haven’t done before. The location I chose was Bathonian, Jurassic and was the Forest Marble formation. I’m sorry if my fossils seem a bit crude because I haven’t cleaned all the rock off them yet. Most of the fossils in this location are found by either processing the rock or looking on the big limestone boulders which are crammed full of brachiopods and bivalves. As I said, there are plenty of shells but the eventual vertebrate remains do turn up. Particularl
  21. fossil_sea_urchin

    GREAT charmouth hunt

    Hi, everyone I had a great hunt at Charmouth today and found a couple of rarer remains. I found two articulated Ichthyosaurus vertebrae almost as soon as I walked onto the beach and later on another bone that is probably Ichthyosaurus as well. Seldom do I find any decent marine reptile remains, so this was a good trip for me.
  22. fossil_sea_urchin

    Lyme Ammonite prep thread

    I have decided to do a live prep thread on a Dorset ammonite. The ammonite is roughly a foot across and is embedded in a big bit of matrix. I am exposing the ammonite using very basic tools, so fingers crossed I will post regular updates
  23. A few of my ammonites collected from the Inferior Oolite at both coastal and inland quarry sites in Dorset, UK.
  24. My first post of a few fossils from my collection. This is a fish, found in a quarry in Swanage, Dorset, England, where the Intermarine Beds of the Purbeck Group of limestones are exposed, in order to extract building stones. These "Middle Purbeck Beds" are actually the Stair Hole Member of the Durlston Formation of the Purbeck Group, being deposited at Mediterranean latitudes in a vast system of brackish to freshwater lagoons and lakes. The shallow water limestone beds sometimes have dinosaur footprints on their upper surfaces. The photos show the two fish found (after prepping) which have
  25. Picked this up at Charmouth Beach (UK) where mainly marine fossils are found (ammonites, echinoderms etc) but not sure what this might be. It's hollow and the inside has the light brown bumpy impressions running all the way through. Any suggestions on ID are appreciated!
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