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  1. Ichthyosaur paddle bone?

    Hello everyone! I recently picked this item up. It was labelled as a ichthyosaur vertebrae, however I just couldn’t shake the feeling it wasn’t. I purchased it and have done some comparing to my other specimens and looking through my textbooks. I’m thinking it could be a paddle digit. The way the lines of the bone sprawl out from the centre rather than the ring formation of some of my vertebrae. Of course I could be completely wrong but there’s always that thrill of the unknown. I’ve compared it to a partial paddle I have and a humerus I also have in some photos to give an idea. Hope someone can help. Kind regards Ryan
  2. Plesiosaur/Ichthyosaur teeth

    Hey! Thought I would share a photo of my British Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur teeth (and 2 Plesiosaur ribs and a shark tooth!) Most of these fossils come from South Wales except for the large tooth. It is suspected to be from Eurycleidus and was found in Aust, England. Plesiosaur teeth from the UK are apparently very rare.
  3. Ichthyosaur tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 1.5 cm long Ichthyosaur tooth from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  4. Ichthyosaur ribs

    From the album Holzmaden

    A stone with two ribs, a half vertebra and some rests of some belemnits from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic). All the bones are Ichthyosaur bones. The story of this one is kinda curious because on the stone was firstly only the damaged vertebra visible. But after a hit with my hammer I saw two cross sections, which belong to Ichthyosaur ribs: After some prep: And some pictures of the result: It was very tough to prep it because the stone is extremely hard and the separation layer between the fossil and stone was bad. I think all in all it took about 5 hours to finish this one. I am not completely satisfied with the result but its okay.
  5. 3D Icthyosaur Skull

    This is a interesting article I came across today. A new analysis of a nearly 200-million-year-old skull has surprised scientists, but not merely because the skull was enormous — nearly 3 feet (1 meter) long — or because it was exquisitely preserved and not squashed, like many other Jurassic-period fossils are. Remarkably, the skull is three-dimensionally preserved and contains bones that are rarely exposed. Using cutting-edge CT scanning technology, the team o scientist have been able to digitally recreate the entire skull in 3D. More information: Here
  6. Recently you could find "many" bones and teeth in a "Bonebed" in a quarry near Buttenheim in Germany. Too bad I was a bit too late to search in this Bonebed. As I was there it was still possible to find something but the layer was buried under about 1 meter dirt. So I couldn't really find something there. All bones and teeth come from the Toarcian. This thread of @Kasia inspired me to buy some teeth and bones from there too. So thank you for the inspiration Here are my acquirements: I bought three Steneosaurus (crocodile) teeth: The first one is about 1. 3 cm long: Detailed: The next one is a big one with a length of 2 cm. This one was found in Altdorf: The last one is damaged and small (0.8 cm long) Beside of these Croc teeth I also bought some Ichthyosaur material from there: A 1.1 cm long tooth which could be quite nice if someone didn't glued it that bad... I am not sure what I will do with this one because there seems to be another tooth in the matrix and I will maybe try to break it and glue it a bit better. Too bad the teeth are extremely fragile so I am not sure what I will do... And another small Ichthyosaur tooth with a length of 0.6 cm: And last but not least three small Ichthyosaur vertebrae: All three are a bit bigger than 2 cm. All in all I have to say that I am quite satisfied with my purchase expecially because I didn't had to pay too much money for them. Thanks for viewing
  7. What do you reckon the man in the bowler hat is contemplating while standing on that Ichthyosaur's head (Couldn't find the image source though, can anyone help?).
  8. Ichthyosaur Teeth

    From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    A close up two Ichthyosaur Teeth present on my Find of the month fossil.
  9. I'm finally done today with the prepjob of the associated Ichtiosaur verts I found in october near Wimereux in France. thanks to my honney who helped me. We even restored a 4th vertebra hidden under the matrix that was dammaged during the extraction of the fossil. As found: start of the prepp: Work in progress: adding the broken vertebra: the finnished fossil:
  10. Lyme Regis Trip

    Firstly apologies for the lateness of this post, spent a week down in Lyme Regis from the 17th of December. Was out most evenings and some mornings due to the tide times, however i found hunting at night just as productive and with a lot less competition! The weather had been incredibly rough and was a bit unsettling at night when you could hear parts of the cliff falling down! The first few nights i mainly found ammonites and a few pieces of rolled bone (no photos of these, can put some up if anyone wishes me too) Best find was a partial ichthyosaur rostrum from below the Black Ven. Unfortunately no teeth and it has been very well rolled! None the less i was most pleased to find it. Found a couple more nice sized ammonites covered in pyrite and one well worn vertebra. See attached images. If anyone would like anymore photos please do not hesitate to ask. All in all a good week. Thanks for reading.
  11. Last Friday and last Sunday I visited the quarry Mistelgau in Bavaria. Its since 2005 abandoned and a very beautiful geotop. But you can still find fossils there! It's possible to find various Jurassic fossils like ammonites, gastropodes, marine reptile bones .... I was mainly interested in finding some Ichthyosaur bones and all in all I was quite successful. Here is a picture of the quarry: Belemnits can be found everywhere ... I found 6 Ichthyosaur vertebrae and 5 paddle bones. The vertebrae: The two associated vertebrae are my favourite ones. Unprepped: And prepped: The preparation wasn't too easy. It took 3 or 4 hours. Some more detailed pictures of vertebrae: Unprepped: Prepped:
  12. From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    3 articulated verts and a rib. There is another bit of bone at the bottom possibly a tiny bit of another vert.
  13. From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    3 articulated verts and a rib. There is another bit of bone at the bottom possibly a tiny bit of another vert.
  14. Various Ichthyosaur bones

    From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    Various Ichthyosaur bones, including some paddle digits. Can you spot the lobster tail on this piece?
  15. Two Single Ichthyosaur paddle bones

    From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    I found these single Ichthyosaur digits on separate hunts but from around the same location. I bet they're from the same beast judging by the size. One has a rib which looks super cool.
  16. Single Polished Ichthyosaur Vert

    From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    One of the first reptile pieces in my collection. Polished to highlight the detail.
  17. Juvenile Ichthyosaur Hind Paddle

    From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    A small but beautiful polished paddle from Port Mulgrave in Yorkshire.
  18. 5 Articulated Vertebras

    From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    Found by me, polished to show the detail.
  19. I found a block packed full of bone afew week back, but also full of pyrite. I thought it was just full of fish bone, which is quite common and i often leave it but luckily shoved it in my bag. Yesterday I picked it up and decided to have a dig around in it and was pleasantly surprised to find some ichthyosaur verts! So i suspect it's a mix of fish and Marine reptile, or just all ichthyosaur (Hopefully) Does anybody have any tips for prepping bone in pyrite. I'm probably just going to have a dig around and see what i can uncover, smooth it down with the dremel and add some coating to the bone to bring it out. It's Good practice for me but it's wearing my pen tip down haha. Hopefully there will be more verts to find! There's certainly more space to uncover more. Vert cross section on the bottom Ribs? on the bottom
  20. Ichthyosaurs!

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/incredible-jurassic-ichthyosaur-fossil-preserves-skin-blubber/ @LiamL @belemniten
  21. On Sunday I took a trip to the Natural History Museum in London. I queued up before it opened at 10am and even before then there was a long queue. I have not visited this museum since I was a child and spent an entire day there (10am to 4.30pm - a long time). I was surprised as it is a lot bigger than I remembered and there was so much to see. This place has the most wonderful things and is an incredible place to learn. The museum showcases a Baryonyx, Sophie the Stegosaurus (the world's most complete Stegosaurus) and more! The moving Trex and Deinonychus are also really realistic in the way they move. If you like your dinosaur teeth, the Megalosaurus and Daspletosaurus teeth are out of this world! There is something for everyone in this museum and I would highly recommend that you visit here if you have not already! A lot of the dinosaur specimens are casts taken from other museums but they are still cool to look at. I had taken the photos on my SLR and due to the size of the photos I had to reduce the quality of them to be able to post on the forum which is unfortunate but it's the only way otherwise the photos would take a really long time to load. There are more non-dinosaur related photos that I will be posting at some point later on but may take me some time to pick out. Enjoy the photos from this section of the museum! Blue Zone Dinosaurs (has a mix of some photos of crocs too)
  22. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 2 cm long Ichthyosaur vertebra from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Posidonia Shale). Some more pictures: I personally like the color on this one!
  23. Ichthyosaur rib

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 13 cm long part of an Ichthyosaur rib from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Posidonia Shale): Unprepped: Some more pictures of the prepped piece:
  24. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 3 cm long Ichthyosaur vertebra from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. The preparation was kinda hard because at the beginning you could only see the cross section: And here is another picture of the prepped vert:
  25. From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
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