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  1. Hi everyone, I’ve just returned from a trip to Rocken End, Isle of Wight with some Cretaceous chalk ammonites in hand. This chalk is incredibly delicate to the point where handling is almost scary. I have the smaller things soaking in water to desalinate but I’m worried about these two items. The whole ammonite is the nicest and biggest we found (with a little ammo that already looks cracked…) and so delicate I’m worried that soaking it will destroy it? The larger block contains at least one nice ammonite and potentially more, I don’t know whether to prep it
  2. will stevenson

    Fossil brachiopods, shanklin greensand

    Hi guys, found these brachiopods in the aptian old walpen chine member of the ferruginous sands of the lower greensand at shanklin, Isle of Wight, I was wondering if you could help me ID them if anyone can get a decent number of them, they will receive a few as a reward 1. rhyonachellid of some sort 2. a seperate species or just squashed ? 3. slightly more circular 4. digonella? 5. nice preservation on this lamellibrach! 6. more circular again! thanks for your help
  3. Cheesestraw4

    Interesting shape. What is it?

    Found this on beach. Was blacker when wet. The knobbly bit drew my eye. Once home and cleaned I could see there is a smoother black core running through it. Is this some sort of bone? Any ideas anyone? Thanks
  4. will stevenson

    Some Isle of Wight fossils

    Hi guys, I have a few bits and bobs I would really appreciate help with identifying, let me know if you need better photos of anything thanks for your help lets start with some Oligocene stuff from Yarmouth, 1. Some kind of skull element, what from though? 2. This is very weird, it does remind me of a tiny croc scute though 3. Some kind of ankle bone? and some from the lower greensand of whale chine, Isle of Wight, it is a coral, but not the usual holycites elegans, a book I read mentions a very rare mushroom shaped coral, like this ma
  5. Algernon

    Wealden vertebra

    Hello Can anyone help me ID this vert please? It was found in Brook Bay, Isle of Wight. Any ideas on what it might have come from would be much appreciated.
  6. mr.cheese

    Hi, is it a tooth or is it flint?!

    Hi all, I run a rock and fossil shop in the UK and I had a customer come in and tell me about finding a tooth on holiday in the Isle of Wight in the 1970's he has now emailed me a few pictures over, I was wondering if anyone could help me to help him? I am inclined to think it is flint but I don't want to say that yet as he has fond memories of finding it and its not nice to squash them. So any pointers would be great. He found it in Alum bay
  7. Gully.moy

    North Isle of Wight bone

    I found this a while back near Nodes Point (North Wight). It's hard like glass on the outside so quite sure it's fossilised. It's got an interesting curve to it. Someone suggested it could be turtle and as it happens, I've found turtle shell nearby on a different occasion, but very similar colour. Any ideas?
  8. FF7_Yuffie

    Iguanodon vert

    Hello, Finally found a decent Iggy vert. But if someone can give it a quick glance, that would be super. It matches other Iguanodon verts I've seen sold--but always the chance those sellers are mistaken. It is from Brook Bay. 11cm wide, 13 cm high, 8 cm long. Hope this checks out as Iguanodontid. But it also looks a bit like some plesiosaur verts I've seen. Thanks
  9. Hi, I found this reptile vertebra awhile ago at Yaverland on the isle of Wight, any idea what kind of reptile it is from?
  10. Sylv

    Fossil ID please

    Hello, I found this on Brighstone beach today. Is it anything? It looks like bones to me and they show on both sides. But I'm probably wrong! I think it's iron stone. Thanking you in advance.
  11. Sylv

    Is this a fossil please?

    Hello, I found this on the beach at Brighstone, Isle of Wight, UK. It's renowned for fossil finds. I often find interesting stones and would love to know what they are.
  12. I have here a dinosaur bone from Isle of Wight, England. It's from the Wessex Formation, Cretaceous in age. It's around 1.5" x 1.5" How much credibility is there to the claim that this is a dinosaur vertebra? And if that's what it is, could be be narrowed down? Thank you, Bellamy
  13. Paleoworld-101

    Caudal vertebra or phalanx?

    Collected at Bouldnor on the Isle of Wight, and is about 33 million years old (Bouldnor Formation). This site produces a variety of mammals, turtles, crocodilians, birds, lizards, fish and amphibians. I am torn between labelling this a small caudal vertebra or phalanx. One end is unfortunately broken while the other is concave, with a rounded socket-like face to it. Measures 17mm long.
  14. Paleoworld-101

    Bird Pelvis Fragment?

    After having another look at one of my bone fragments from the Bouldnor Formation (Isle of Wight, UK), the closest match i have been able to find is a bird acetabulum, as circled in the diagram below. But i am not an expert on avian anatomy. Can anyone else offer any insight? @Auspex Specimen is approx. 33 million years old. The Bouldnor Formation on the Isle of Wight produces a wide variety of mammals, turtles, crocodilians, birds, fish, lizards and amphibians. Measures 29 mm at its longest. The 'socket' which i think may be the acetabulum is 12.5mm in diameter.
  15. HyL

    Dynasaur egg?

    Isle of Wight is these fossil egg?
  16. I was hoping someone could give some suggestions what this could be. I found it at Hanover point, Compton/brook last week. Wealden Cretaceous. Terrestrial. It had clearly been in the water for a long time and was covered in all sorts of sea life which has now mostly been removed. initially I thought it could be a large piece of dinosaur bone, but now it’s been cleaned I can’t figure out what it is. Any ideas what it could be?
  17. MartynH

    Isle of Wight Lizard Vertebra?

    This was found today in the shingle at Fort Victoria on the Isle of Wight and the geology is Solent Group so Late Eocene to Early Oligocene. I am aware that lizard jaws have been found here as well as snake vertebrae but this does not look like snake to me so wondered if it might be lizard? Any help to identify would be very much appreciated. Cheers Martyn
  18. MrsD

    Jurassic Coast ID please...

    Hi, first time fossil hunter here - so apologies in advance! Currently visiting the Isle of Wight Jurassic Coast and spent the day at the beach and have a couple of interesting finds - just not sure if what I found is actually anything more than just a pretty rock! So, this first one is about 11cm in length and had a sort of white slightly porous texture, with yellow brown markings. One marking has the texture of tiny bumps, whilst the other looks like smoother ridges. Can anyone please help?
  19. Hi again, I’ve just posted my first find, and here is another I would like help with please. Found on the Isle of Wight Jurassic coast, grey coloured rock around 8cm in length, with what looks like some fish bone type markings. On the reverse side of the same rock is a round light grey circle about 1cm across with a thin white circle surrounding it. Please can anyone help with more information... thanks!
  20. BonuFrailman

    Baryonyx tooth

    Hi everyone! I recently purchased this tooth from the Isle of Wight that was sold to me as Baryonyx. What I’m wondering is what you guys think about it I’ve looked at it numerous times under a loupe but I’ll have to use the sellers pictures because I’m bad at taking pictures. Info: Hastings Beds Wealden FM Weald Clay Bexhill, East Sussex, UK Valanginian 135 MYO .9 cm length
  21. Gully.moy

    Clawish Big shell or what?

    Found in a rock pool on Yaverland beach, Isle of Wight. I don’t know anything about the local geology but the encasing rock is dark grey, quite hard with a texture similar to concrete. I collected it because it looked clawish and a geologist who happened to come by said it looked dinosaury, though palaeontology isn’t his field! There’s no honeycomb in the cross-sections so I think it looks most like part of a big shellfish, but am clueless really. Any ideas?
  22. FF7_Yuffie

    Small Iguanodon vert?

    Hello, What do people think of this? Being sold as Iguanodon tail vert from Brook Bay IoW. 2.74cm by 1.9cm. Thanks
  23. FF7_Yuffie

    Hypsilophodon vert?

    From IoW. Small.. I'm looking to add a few verts to my collection. This is one I am eyeing. If it passes muster. Thanks for the help
  24. Gully.moy

    Micro print fossils

    Found sifting through little flinty pebbles on South Isle of Wight beaches First, which I am most interested in, was actually found by my landlord. He just picked it up saying "a stone in a stone" but I noticed some striations coming out of the hole. So took it home and pulled the smaller stone out and you can see a teardrop shaped impression with radial striation and pimple markings. Impression is 10mm long by 6mm wide. Second is just a band of tiny circlish markings 3.5x2mm. Third is a little hole with vertical r
  25. Found this lump in the landslip below Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight. It looked black when damp but has dried grey and so looks like it came from the Gault Clay but there is also Greensand Formation above. Also has some rusty colours on the inside where it looks like it has split in half from a larger cylindrical piece. I guess it’s just a geological formation, but the fibrous looking texture on the surface made me think of teeth and horns. It also appears to have had a cylindrical hollow running through it when complete. Thoughts much appreciated
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