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  1. dhiggi

    Isle of Wight Bone

    My daughter and I have just returned from the Isle of Wight, we hunted a couple of times around Yarmouth and Bouldnor where the beaches are full of Oligocene material. We found lots of pieces of croc, turtle and sturgeon as well as a small fish vert. We also found this which I think is the distal end of a mammal humerus. While I don’t think Pleistocene can be ruled out, the bone is heavy and feels fully mineralised. Tapping it with a spoon sounds like hitting rock as opposed to bone and it feels a lot more like rock than any of the ice age bones in our collection. I have read that as well
  2. Rachel26

    Possible footprint cast?

    Hi just wondering if this is a cast of a footprint. Found on beach on the Isle of wight uk Many thanks
  3. Notidanodon

    Lungfish tooth? Aptian Isle of Wight

    Hi guys found this over the summer from the aptian of the Isle of Wight vectis fm shepards chine member. It looked like the top of a lungfish tooth what do you think? I might just be seeing things.
  4. Notidanodon

    Isle of Wight 2022

    Hi guys, managed to get my annual trip to the Isle of Wight in this august. I had a great time and found some amazing fossils. I will write each report in this thread when I have time. The first trip wasn’t actually on the Isle of Wight but bracklesham bay, and the day started at 5:30 so I could get there for the low tide. For a summer trip this was actually amazingly successful so hope you enjoy Lovely view as usual! Here are some not so hard spot your own fossils. big Venericor All the finds. And now for some closeups:
  5. Hi guys found this last week on the Isle of Wight at yaverland, it is barremian from the wessex group, what are your thoughts on it? Dino tooth or deceptively shaped pebble, thanks
  6. Kez035

    Help ID this please!!

    Hi, we are currently on holiday on the Isle of Wight, and found this on Compton Beach. Any help with what we have found (something or nothing?) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
  7. Quercus

    Fossil (?) ID, Isle of Wight

    Hello people, glad I found this forum as I love fossil hunting but am never sure of what I find, beyond speculation. I found this little piece resting on the sand earlier today at Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight. Any thoughts? I’ve taken a few pictures to try to give some indication of size. TIA
  8. This cast came from just west of chilton chine on the Isle of Wight. Wealden early Cretaceous. the sandstone it comes from is found all over the beach in blocks and is riddled with foot casts of mainly iguanodons. Sauropods, crocodiles and theropods also known in this location. I have not seen anything similar to this in the area, and given the heavy dinoturbation of this particular sandstone layer I think there is a good chance this is part of a dinosaur or croc tail drag cast. I can’t see how it can be made by anything plant based or geological, but would be ve
  9. Notidanodon

    Vectis formation fossils

    Hi guys, got some fossils from yaverland and whale chine, IOW they are berriasian vectis formation, and I was wondering if you could help me identify them 1. croc or ichthyosaur tooth? 2. hybodont spine, is a species I’d possible? 3. fish spine? 4. pterosaur tooth
  10. I picked up this pair of flattened cones from the wealden clay at Chilton Chine, Isle of Wight, uk last weekend. I couln’t find a similar hexagonal pattern from photos online or in the books I have on the area. Given the size and shape (roughly 3cm), I was wondering if they may be araucarian? The area is barremian. It’s also in very soft clay, so I’m currently trying to dry it slowly wrapped in damp tissue before adding paraloid with acetone to stabilise it. If a better method is advisable, I would really appreciate any advise. Thanks in adva
  11. Just published a paper that describe a new dromaeosaurid, Vectiraptor greeni from the Barremian Wessex Formation of the Isle of Wight. Very cool Paper is paywalled but looks like its just vertebrae and partial sacrum that were discovered. Posted it to get in on record since we have many collectors that have material from this locality. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195667121003712
  12. Hi guys, I was considering purchasing the attached vertebra as a Christmas gift, however, I'm aware that identifying partial material down to the genus level can be tricky. I would really appreciate any opinions as to the identity of this vert, it's labelled as Baryonyx sp. indent and measures 8.9x10x10 cm collected from the Wessex Formation, Isle of Wight, England. From my own reading around on the forum and online (see attached figure from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285762094_A_new_specimen_of_the_theropod_dinosaur_Baryonyx_from_the_early_Cretaceous_of_Portugal
  13. Hi, Found in the shingle in the mid tidal part of Woodside beach (Just West of Wooton Creek/Fishbourne, see arrow on map image). Not your typical Isle of Wight fossil hunting location but happened to be killing time before the ferry and always have my eyes down. Geology is Bembridge Limestone formation and Bembridge Marls. I remember there was a wave cut bed of soft grey clay/mud exposed a few meters away to the east which extended north into the sea (Trying to stop kids getting it all over their shoes...). Any help identifying this would be appreciated it has a quite distin
  14. An overlooked fossil turned out to be a new herbivorous dinosaur with an oddly shaped nose Brighstoneus simmondsi has a big lump around the nostrils, like a chunky alligator. By Philip Kieffer, Popular Science, November 10, 2021 The open access paper is: McDonald, A.T., Barrett, P.M. and Chapman, S.D., 2010. A new basal iguanodont (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Wealden (Lower Cretaceous) of England. Zootaxa, 2569(1), pp.1-43. Researchgate PDF Yours, Paul H.
  15. Last month my boyfriend and I went on our first ever trip to the Isle of Wight. We stayed for four full days and managed to squeeze in a fossil trip each day. On the first day we met up with one of my friends who was staying on the island with her boyfriend who is an 'islander'. We decided to visit the popular Compton Bay, an interesting and well known cretaceous site famous for dinosaur remains. When we arrived the tide was quite high and I didn't realise just how long it takes to go down (several hours, for future reference), but we were able to get onto the beach and walk a some
  16. Calli99

    Compton Bay Bony Bits Pebble

    Hello, I picked this pebble up from the beach at Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight, this area is Lower Cretaceous. The pebble looks like it’s full of bony bits, but I have no idea what they might be from and it might prove too difficult to tell. If anyone has some insight I’d be delighted to hear it. Scale accidentally in inches rather than cm in this photo Close up photos taken with microscope attachment to my phone.
  17. 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
  18. Notidanodon

    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
  19. 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
  20. Notidanodon

    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
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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?
  24. 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
  25. Hi, I found this reptile vertebra awhile ago at Yaverland on the isle of Wight, any idea what kind of reptile it is from?
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