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  1. DanJeavs

    Monster ichthyosaur vert

    Began prep on something quite special today. Though I’ll be uploading pictures once completed. I have always said, you always find your best stuff heading back to the car. That certainly can be said for this day. I’d not had much lucky all day, these days I’m looking more for stuff to add to the collection, rather than collecting for the sake of it. Couple of nice ammonites but that’s it. I then walked past a spot I had already walked past that morning, when I noticed what looked like a GIANT vert, laying amongst the shale from a recent cliff fall. Yup. It was. Safe to say my breathing w
  2. First up, I am not claiming that casts are of equal importance to the actual skeleton. I am annoyed however I come across arguments by anti-collectors that it is not feasible for museums to cast fossils in private collection. The recent rediscovery of the "Proteosaurus" casts should prove beyond any doubt that while a cast isn't on par with the original, they can still provide invaluable research data to paleontologists. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.220966 I hope that more paleontologists can consider partnering with private collectors
  3. I visted Aust Cliff on the River Severn, Gloucestershire UK back in Feburary and managed to find a large block of the 'Rhaetic Bone Bed' . Lots of bone fragments, fish teeth, even a shark fin spine! But my best finds are a paddle bone and large tooth. (Still got plenty more rock pieces to break open and search for more, so a long term project...) However i would like to I.D this Ichthyosaur in particular. Does anyone know about the early ichthyosaurs from the late Triassic? Age: 208 - 201mya (Late Triassic: Rhaetian) - Aust Cliff Paddle bone - humerus?
  4. Hi everyone, I’m curious about an object that is attached to a fossil I recently purchased. This ichthyosaur skull is approximately 50 cm long and adjacent to the snout there’s a darker grey 3-4 centimetre object embedded in the matrix. I keep getting questions from friends about what it is but I have no idea (my wife has started to tell people that it’s an ichthyosaur corpolite, however I’m not convinced). I wrote to the Natural History Museum here in Sweden but they don’t know either. Can anyone here help solve this small mystery? Thanks, TFF is
  5. Per Christian

    Ichthyosaur or pliosaur?

    Came across this tooth, the location is: Severst Sandstone Formation Volga River Region, Russia Late Jurassic 145 Mya. The striations tells me it's ichthyosaur, but the root looks pliosaur to me, do I'm curious. What do people here think? It's 34 mm long @pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon
  6. Hi, I always struggle to tell the difference between a Plesiosaur tooth and an Ichthyosaur tooth. This tooth comes from Goulmima in Morocco (lower Turonian) so I believe it is a Plesiosaur tooth (possibly a Pliosaur tooth), but wanted to confirm it here. The tooth is 4.2cm in length and retains the ridges on the tooth which I think is how you might tell the difference between Plesiosaur and Ichthyosaur. Thank you!
  7. RuMert

    Syzran ichthyosaur

    From the album: Late Jurassic ichthyosaurs from the Volga

    Samara Oblast, Syzran, Upper Kimmeridgian. D 5cm
  8. My daughter and I have just been down to Penarth in Wales; we’d nearly given up on the place when I spotted this tooth on a slab. It came from the Jurassic layers where I know ichthyosaur and plesiosaur material is regularly found. I’m thinking it’s the latter of these but I have very little knowledge to back this up. Can anyone tell me what the tooth belonged to and maybe even narrow it down to a species. Many thanks for looking IMG_3688.MOV
  9. Nattywoody

    Bone or stone

    Hi All, I was walking/ hunting around Monmouth on the Jurassic coast in the UK when I came across this item. It's was in a rockpool at low tide and stood out with it's black colouring in amongst the gray and light flint rock. Most fossils I collected that morning were small clam, mussel and devil toenail shells. It looks like it has been damaged in half and inside has very tiny black crystals. I want to say its a similar shape to a vertebrae but it's probably wishful thinking. I would say 10-12cm diameter. Any thoughts on what if anything this could be would be most welcome. Thank you.
  10. Just spotted this on the beach, thinking it looks like ichthyosaur shoulder bone or something, don’t want to carry it if it’s just a lump of wood though. What are your thoughts? Already seen a rib in one boulder, a vert in another and collected a piece of possible jaw and another bone. Thanks for looking. IMG_1730.MOV
  11. Cederholm

    Russian ichthyosaur tooth?

    Hey! I just bought a “ ichthyosaur tooth” from online. The teeth sold out really fast so i had to make a quick decision. It’s suppose to be from the Belgorod region. So my question you is, is this a ichthyosaur tooth?
  12. I have seen this for sale, however the seller states that they don’t know if it is real or a replica. I’m thinking it might be worth taking a risk on, but the air bubbles in the bottom are a red flag. It’s clearly another layer to the top so I suppose it could just be something added to the fossil to strengthen the piece. I’m also thinking that such a piece wouldn’t usually be worth making a replica of. What are your thoughts on this; worth the risk at a low price?
  13. jclynch1

    Not sure if fossil?

    Hello! Indulged my hobby a little this weekend (4-7 Mar) and headed to Lyme Regis for some sunny ammonite hunting. Found this while digging on East Beach there… I’m nowhere near experienced enough to determine if it’s even a fossil at all, but it was such an odd shape and I thought I’d ask! About 1 3/8 inch (3.5cm) across and approx 1 inch (2.5cm) thick. Found 5 March 2022 on East Beach, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK. See photos below for details. Thank you everyone!
  14. Koss1959

    Jurassic Coast Fossils

    Hi all! I've been really busy creating all these watercolour illustrations based on fossils from the Jurassic Coast. Here we have an Ichthyosaur, a Plesiosaur, an Ammonite, a Scelidosaurus and a Belemnite. There will be a few more to come soon...
  15. Per Christian

    Temnodontosaurus tooth?

    Hi all! I came across this tooth listed as temnodontosaurus. It's 4 cm long and comes from Lyme Regis. Can anyone here tell if it's temnodontosaurus? @pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon
  16. RuMert

    Tiny ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album: Late Jurassic ichthyosaurs from the Volga

    Ulyanovsk Oblast, Undory. Caudal
  17. RuMert

    2 associated verts

    From the album: Late Jurassic ichthyosaurs from the Volga

    Tatarstan rep, Tetyushi, Kimmeridgian, heavily pyritized
  18. Ahoi, I got myself some ichthysaur paddle bones. They are from the Lias Epsilon of Altdorf, Germany. Can someone tell me a species? @pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon perhaps? Stenopterygius? I plan to try and shape a paddle from clay with imprints to hold the fossils loosely in place. That will be for the paleo-recreation section then, but first I have to know what shape of paddle to make. Best Regards, J
  19. Hi all! Here I describe how we sift for Late Jurassic fossils in Moscow Fili Park, in continuation of Fili Park evokes mixed feelings. In fact, now it is the main place for Jurassic fish and reptile teeth. Nowhere else in our Jurassic will you be able to say casually: "I'll go find some teeth", here it is possible. Even in Ulyanovsk, with all its skeletons and verts, teeth have to be searched for a very, very long time. For Muscovites, Fili Park is literally close at hand (for me, for example, it takes a little over half an hour to get there). In addition, Fili Park introduces hobb
  20. Hi, any thoughts on this, from Lyme Regis? It is sold as Plesiosaur, but does anyone know if that is accurrate or if it is ichthyosaur? Thanks
  21. Hi, I wanted to ask if this is an Ichthyosaur tooth? or whether it could be Pliosaur instead? it comes from Cambridgeshire in the UK and is 5.7cm in length. The seller listed it as an Ichthyosaur tooth, but to me it looks more Pliosaur due to the striations, size and how robust the tooth looks. I'm hoping I can get some confirmation about what it could belong to. Thanks!
  22. belemniten

    Some bones from Mistelgau

    Recently I visited a clay pit near Mistelgau in Bavaria. It's a kinda famous quarry because of the "belemnite battle field". Huge plates with hundreds/thousands belemnites come from there. But you can also findother fossils like ammonites and also bones. I already was there a few times and I mainly found ammonites and of course belemnites. But this time I also found some bones in the area of the Belemnite battle field. They were just laying therebut it was kinda difficult to find them because they are round, Belemnites are round etc. so I more or less crawled through the quarry
  23. Hi all! In continuation of the previous reports. Less text, more pics Bits of scenery:
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