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Found 111 results

  1. Coprolite

    Hi everybody! These two are my second and third fossil collected in the wild, I'm 94% sure they are both coprolite......what kind? That's where my assuredness plummets. Both were found on the south side of the Isle of Wight on the beach at Brook Bay. I was there in late November of last year and did nighttime search using a UV flashlight. There were some brutal gale force winds, so I was only able to muster enough manliness for 20 minutes on the beach, I made a few discoveries, but these two are choice. I located the lighter coloured one because of uneven fluorescence and located a surface bone fragment, and the dark one because of it's deep purpl-ish glow and unique shape. The lighter one I believe is a crocodylian coprolite, the other I'm sure is coprolite but have no idea if it's from a mammal, dino or something else. Any shared wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :-D
  2. Partial Sauropod neural process?

    Hi, I was wondering if the id on this piece can be confirmed. It is said to be the top end of the neural process of a Sauropod vertebra. The fossil is quite heavy and large at 24cm and it comes from the Wessex Formation in the Isle of Wight. Thanks in advance!
  3. IoW jaw-bone or just wood?

    I recently bought a lot of 3 unidentified dinosaur "bones" from Isle Of Wight. But one of them have got me in a bit of a pickle. There's not really any cell structure present anywhere, except from one small spot that seems to have some. Which makes me suspect it's wood. But the overall structure of this piece is really puzzling, because it looks like there are sockets or roots from a jaw in it. I hope someone with more knowledge about IoW fossils can maybe explain what this is.
  4. Dinosaur Bone from the Isle of Wight, UK

    A recent find from the stretch of beach between Chilton Chine and Grange Chine on the Isle of Wight, England. It is from the Wessex Formation, about 130 million years old (Early Cretaceous). The bone is quite rolled by the sea but there are still some features remaining and so i was hoping it could still be identified, at least perhaps the type of bone that it is (either the end of some kind of long bone or a metapodial. Length= 4.4 cm; width= 3.8 cm; height= 1.9 cm). I was leaning towards a proximal radius or metatarsal but i would like a second opinion. The shape of the shaft cross section, in the fifth photo, is roughly triangular (where the bone would continue). The most common dinosaurs from this deposit are ornithopods such as Iguanodon and Hypsilophodon, so these would provide the best comparison. Thanks all!
  5. I found these ammonites in the Isle of Wight ~8 years ago, roughly in this condition (bit more mud). I found them on a non-fossil beach, and they are basically what got me into the whole thing. I’d love to know more about them pls! I don’t know the exact beach i found them on, but I know it was a Cretaceous area.
  6. Me and my friends are convinced this isn’t a sand shark tooth. But we can’t agree on what it is, between Cretolamna and Otodus (of course it could be neither, we are idiots)
  7. Iguanodon Cervical Vertebrae

    Here’s a nice iguanodon cervical vertebrae. It’s from the Isle of Wight and is about 4.5 inches long.
  8. Dinosaur Bone ID

    Hi Here is an interesting fossil. I purchased this as an unprepped, probable iguanodon toe bone. Now I’m well into the prep, I’m not so sure that it’s a tie bone but I think I know what it is. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks Nick
  9. Iguanodon Bone?

    Hey everyone, I just purchased this Iguanodon Bone and I was wondering if the ID was correct or even if it is dinosaur bone. Apparently it was found in the Wealden Clay in the Isle of Wight, UK. The front side has been polished, unlike the back side. Thanks!
  10. Hi, I found a small fragment of what I think may be dinosaur bone on the Isle of Wight. It was on Gurnard beach on the north of the island. The island is famous for dinosaur fossils, with 20 different species being found on the south beaches. The fragment is roughly 20mm square. One side is half-covered in what looks like reptile skin and the other side has lots of streaks across it. Hopefully photos will help. Thanks.
  11. Isle of Wight jaw?

    My nephew spotted this down at Compton bay on the Isle of Wight. Sorry about the poor photos. The area is early Cretaceous wealden. The fossil is about 1.5-2cm long. Not sure what it could be but hoping it could be some sort of jaw. If anyone has any suggestions it would be most appreciated. Many thanks.
  12. Yarmouth fossil in clay

    I recently went to the Isle of Wight and when I was hunting at Yarmouth beach, I found this on the foreshore amongst the pebbles. The imprint is about 1cm long. Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
  13. planning ahead for a trip in the UK

    Natalie and I are planning our holiday to the UK, We are planning to reside from saturday 20 july to 24 july on the isle of Wight were we went last year. And from the 25th until the 28th we are planning to do either the coast of Sussex or Dorset. This is where the advise of the TFF members come in, what would you advise us to visit, either Dorset or Sussex. Of course if any member is free on one of those dates and is willing to guide us around this would be even better. We also take a bunch of Belgian fossils along for possible trades. (we are especially interested in cephalopods and marine reptiles/dinosaurs ) Cheers Kevin and Natalie
  14. What ptychodus species is this ):

    This is from the Isle of Wight I’m not sure on the age because it is from an old collection with no catalogues Is this mammilaris or marginaris the tooth is roughly 1cmx0.9cm
  15. Isle of Wight Fossils

    Hi all, I found this concretion when I was fossil hunting in Yaverland, Isle of Wight. It appears to have a tooth and bone fragments in it. I was wondering if anyone could help identify what these fossils may have belonged to. Many thanks in advance!
  16. Fossil hunting Isle Of Wight

    Today I went to Compton Bay, Isle of wight. By the time I got there I only had an hour before a storm stopped me. I found a large 23cm section of fossilised wood with some pyrite covering it.
  17. Isle of Wight dinosaur bone ID

    Hi, I just saw this vertebra online and decided to buy it, as I have wanted an Isle of Wight fossil for a very long time now. The vertebra was listed as an Iguanodon tail vertebra and it was found in The Wealden Clays, Wessex Formation, The Wealden Group, Chilton Chine, Isle of Wight, UK (130 million years old, Cretaceous) Overall Size = 5.1 cm (2 inches) long by 5.1 cm (2 inches) wide by 8.2 cm (3.25 inches) high. I know there are a few very knowledgeable people on this forum when it comes to ID'ing dinosaur bones, so my question is: is the ID correct on this bone? Is it truly Iguanodontid (Mantellisaurus or Iguanodon) or is it from another of the many dinosaurs that can be found on the Isle of Wight? Or should I just label it as Dinosaur vertebra? Thank you in advance!
  18. Isle of Wight bone

    So I found this rolled bone yesterday when wet it’s more noticeable but Their is a groove running along the bone. It has slight curvature. Is it diagnostic of anything to identify what this may have once been?
  19. Isle of Wight Bone

    Hi Can anyone help in iding this bone. Its from Brook Bay, Isle of Wight. Lower Cretaceous. thanks Nick
  20. @TXV24 With two freshwater turtles known from the Hamstead Beds at Bouldnor on the Isle of Wight. The trionychid turtle Trionyx and the testudinoid turtle Emys as far as I’m aware. My best educated guess due to the location of the find and abundance of turtle material to be found with the right conditions at Bouldnor would be turtle. Are you familiar with turtle anatomy and recognise such a bone.
  21. Cretaceous bivalve?

    Hi all, I've been spending time walking the beach at Compton, Isle of Wight, UK. I came across this fossil when I was sat down after walking 2 miles and finding nothing! I've not cleaned it up yet. All of the beach is of the cretaceous era, and was found at the Western end of the beach. I've found various Aptian age finds nearby previously. I've looked online,but nothing I've seen has the very symmetrical shape and close together ridges that this has. I'd appreciate any help with this! Many thanks, Steve.
  22. Hi All, I was wondering if someone could help me potentially ID what this is? The seller found the fossil on Brighstone beach, IOW but isn't sure if it is a jaw or tail or something so I thought I would post on the forum to see what everyone thinks. I have no idea what it is but I have my doubts its a jaw or a tail...
  23. Neovenator tooth

    The seller says this tooth is from compton bay on the isle of wight, England. Is it rare or high quality.
  24. Cone from Isle of Wight wealden

    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 advance henry
  25. I hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. I thought I’d treat myself to a Christmas fossil this year. It’s an iguanodon humerus (maybe Mantellisaurus now) from the Isle of Wight. The humerus is about 700 mm long, so pretty big and heavy. I got a local blacksmith to make the stand for me and I picked it up today. Regards Nick
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