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Is this bone?
Kieran_shawn posted a topic in Fossil IDHi everyone, I found this near Hinckley Point, Somerset. Anyone have an idea what it may be? I thought the texture looked a bit like the inside of a bone. Thanks, Kieran
JoeM posted a topic in Fossil IDI tried posting something up a few days back but got no reply - I think maybe i made the mistake of posting too much up at once. Well I have now done some minor prep on this chunk of Rhaetic bone bed from Aust Cliff, anyway, and on revealing more of the bone and consulting my new purchase of 'Fossils of the Rhaetian Penarth Group', my confidence in my original conclusion has increased - that this most prominent bone fragment is the end of a Pachystropheus rhaeticus femur or tibia. I guess I was hoping that someone here with a lot more knowledge of these rocks would be able to confim my hunch s
Aust Cliff, South Gloucestershire, UK - fossil ID thoughts
JoeM posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all, I visited Aust Cliff in South Gloucestershire, UK for a couple of hours last week. I wasn't expecting much as I know how heavily collected it is, but got a few bits of interest which I was happy with under the circumstances. I'd be interested in educated takes on a couple of bits of bone bed I found there at least, especially this first piece that contains what I believe to be multiple bone fragments as well as coprolite pieces and lots of small black fragments - not sure if scales, teeth or what. Here's a view showing what I imagine is one end of a reptile limb bone - coul
dhiggi posted a topic in Fossil IDI recently bought a bit of a job lot of things online just to get an ichthyosaur tooth for my daughter’s collection. Along with the tooth, an ichthyosaur bone and some acrodus teeth was this. The seller stated that it is from the Rhaetic bone bed in Somerset and is triassic. It looks a lot like the other ichthyosaur bone in the lot, but is anyone able to identify it? Thank you for looking