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  1. UPDATE: I politely messaged the seller with the correct ID and have received a very friendly reply thanking me and that there was no intent to deceive. They say they'll change the listing when back from a foreign holiday. Described as a dinosaur egg with worm infestation, and with a very high price tag! It's obviously a coral colony, probably Diphyphyllum sp.
  2. I found this on the foreshore at Penarth beach (rocky) close to cliffs. I assumed it could be a trace fossil of some kind? Somebody on Reddit suggested perhaps Fusulinids, and they certainly resemble those from what I’ve seen, but it doesn’t look to tie in with the age of the rocks at the site.
  3. Picked this up on the beach today. I'm still a noob, but having lived in East Sussex for a few months I've become pretty adept at identifying our local fossils (if it isn't a sea urchin, it's a sponge), but this new thing has me stumped! Initially I thought it was some kind of coral, then on further inspection I thought maybe the top part of an ammonite (or mollusc) shell. Now I'm coming back round to thinking it might be an echinoid, but I can't explain the strut-like structures (surely not spines!?). The Details This was found on the beach near Rottingdean, East Sussex, UK. That means it is likely late Cretaceous (NB: worth noting that I have been told a good deal of the pebbles on the beach have been imported, and the local flint is typically a dark black-grey, so while I assume that most finds are cretaceous this could potentially be from... anywhere) The area is a couple of miles west of Peacehaven, home to several giant Parapuzosia ammonites, and a much richer seam of google hits / background information Photo #1 Photo #02 Photo #03 Right hand side (note triangular markings): Photo #04 Left hand side - good view of the extremely fine strut like structures Finally, if anyone has any thoughts on splitting/ extraction / prep, they would also be gratefully received!
  4. I’m a complete beginner so please forgive my ignorance. I found this on my second time deliberately looking for fossils. Honestly, I’ve no idea if it’s a fossil. I did find some other interesting things too but nothing like this. I’ve researched Penarth and it’s suggested that the formation is early Blue Lias? Or Lias Group and dates to Jurassic period. This was found towards the bottom of a cliff and I do not believe it’s been submerged by the sea. Thanks in advance for any pointers, Nathan
  5. Hope some of the UK members can be of assistance. I want to go on my first collecting trip this summer, and have been doing a bit of research. One of my main interests is plants. I live in Hertfordshire, and the nearest location I can find that has plant material is Betteshanger in Kent. It's over 200 miles round trip, so not that close to me. Has anyone collected there? Did you come away with a decent number of finds. Does anyone know of any plant locations nearer to me? Thanks
  6. Hi, Can any of the UK members suggest a local equivalent of PaleoBond. Have had an look online. Not available locally. Can get it on that auction website but the postage is very high Thanks
  7. Agatized dinosaur bone

    I have found some different dinosaur agatized bones, some highly weathered, posting here an image, is it before or after jurassic era.
  8. Newbie ID Query - Paw Print?

    Hey, not sure I’m posting in the correct manner but any help ID’ing would be gratefully received! Also I’m aware it may not be a fossil. Found in a remote area in Breckland Norfolk UK, next to a bomb hole (which are common here) so could have been thrown up in an explosion? The photos don’t seem to capture the depth but it looks like a paw print? Cheers all
  9. Fossil found on Compton bay Isle of wight

    Good morning, we found this fossil yesterday on the beach, I’d just like any input as to weather it is indeed a fossil as we are very new to fossil hunting, any help would be very much appreciated.
  10. Hi. I found this on the beach equidistant between Clacton on Sea and Holland on Sea, Essex. There are ice age deposits as well as red crag finds. Many have been dredged from the sunken Dogger Land. Any idea what animal this may have come from and what limb end this is please?
  11. Hello everybody, I've been away from the forums for a long time (I had to finish my studies and then I went to live outside of the UK for a while teaching). Anyway, I'm back now and I'd love to spend some time looking for Fossils again on my weekends off. However, I'm limited as I don't have a car at the moment and have to rely on public transport so I was hoping some people here could give some good tips for sites that can be easily reached by public transport in the Yorkshire Area (or at least reachable within 3-4 hours). I'm starting off small again I don't mind if these sites produce common fossils, I'm mainly just looking for a good day out and to introduce my partner to fossil hunting (she seems mildly excited by it so i want to home in on that, Hahah). Thanks, Lolman1c
  12. Beach fossil identification

    Hey everyone! I have a great selection of fossils at home but I still lack a great knowledge of my most local fossils. I rarely find more than Devil toenails here in the UK but have come across quite a few on my travels today. Initially they caught my eye because they look like my orthoceras but I also have crinoids that have similar markings. There are thousands on the beach with fresh finds every day. If anyone could confirm what I've found it'd be much appreciated. I assume I have a collection of various plant fossils?
  13. Hello all! I recently moved into a fossil rich area and have found myself coming home from beach walks with arm-fulls of interesting rocks. I am still very new to this! Most of my finds have been echinoids and sponges (sometimes both in the same rock!). However this guy, while obviously an urchin, is still somewhat of a puzzle. The Details This was found on the beach near Saltdean, East Sussex, UK. That means it is likely late Cretaceous. The area is a couple of miles west of Peacehaven, home to several giant Parapuzosia ammonites, and a much richer seam of google hits / background information I found the fossil in a large chunk of chalk (photo #3). This is my first time extracting and cleaning a fossil. I mainly used a dental pic, tootbrush, water and a little distilled vinegar. The echinoid is about 5cm in diameter There are two features I would appreciate your expertise in identifying: The pale whorl of scales, which to my eye doesn't follow the natural shape / contours of the echinoid The small fin-like feature most clearly seen in photo #2 Thanks in advance! Photo #01 Photo #02 Photo #03
  14. Here is another piece of my dinosaur collection - this time material from Eurasian countries. Unfortunately don't have any Triassic or Early Jurassic material, so let's begin with Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) of Itat formation, Krasnoyarskyi region, Russia. Theropods are the most common dinosaurs from there, yet their teeth rarely exceed 15 mm in length. Here is my largest one - could be from Kileskus aristotocus, an early Proceratosaurid (ancestor of Cretaceous tyrannosaurs) and the only described dinosaur from this location. Here are a bunch of Kileskus teeth I had before There also likely were more theropod species, similar to contemporary Chinese Dashanpu formation - methriacanthosaurids (equivalent to Sinraptor), megalosaurids and ceratosaurs. Some teeth I have or had that could be megalosaurids due to bulkier shape and finer serrations (all around 1 cm). In addition I have some specimens from diverse herbivores - Stegosaurids Long-necked sauropods (Mamenchisauridae), possible embryonic teeth Heterodontosaurid fang tooth, 5 mm (huge for this species!)
  15. Hi all, I found this scaly looking rock at Folkestone, UK. Looks to be from the greensand. Any guesses as to what it could be? Thanks. Jay
  16. Hey everyone, been meaning to post this paleoniscoid fish here that I found way back in 2011 and finally got round to properly prepping a few weeks back. It was my first complete Carboniferous fish from a site in my hometown and definitely still my favorite! When it split out the head, tail and fins all stayed on one half of the split and the body on the other. I cut the body out and stuck it down as tightly as possible and used a combination of acetic acid and a needle under a microscope to slowly expose the scales, really pleased with the result and might attempt it with more fish now! The species has been identified as Elonichthys robisoni and it was found in a Lower Carboniferous, Visean, freshwater limestone deposited in a shallow lake in a basin that is now the Forth Estuary. This species is the most common actinopterygian in deposits of this age in this basin. The object behind the fish's head is a coprolite which this bed is crammed full of, this one is on the smaller side but it is probably rhizodont. You can also just see the edge of a sand injection to the right of the fish going off the plate, glad this missed the fish or it would have cut right through and distorted it!
  17. could everyone name there favourite or the best dinosaur fossils hunting sites and quarries in the UK? Also, what place would smokejacks quarry, surrey and compton bay, the isle of white be ranked?
  18. The British are coming to the badlands The project has been dubbed "Mission Jurassic" - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47684989
  19. I'm planning to start a belemnite thread but thought this one deserved a separate post! Just acquired from an old collection, it's Acroteuthis lateralis (Phillips), lower Cretaceous, Berriasian, almost certainly from near the base of the Speeton Clay, Yorkshire coast, UK. (It wasn't actually labelled but this is the only feasible UK location and it has the right preservation. It does occur in other countries e.g. Russia). I've visited the locality a few times but this species has been elusive - the beds in which it occurs need a storm scour to expose them. 17cm/6.7" long, 6cm at widest point. Dorsal Ventral - it doesn't have a true furrow, this is a pseudo-furrow caused by weathering along the flat ventral face. In situ specimens are typically a bit rolled and weathered like this. Lateral, showing the pronounced vertical compression relative to the horizontal width.
  20. Hi, I'm new to this site so apologies if i'm doing anything wrong, but i'm interested in purchasing amber with inclusions from the internet, I understand UKGE is a reputable UK online seller and this led me to online. I then found several other amber pieces with beautiful inclusions and I just wondered if anyone could help to point me in the direction of some good sellers. Many thanks
  21. This is being sold as a UK therapod metarsal from the Wadhurst clay formation, Hastings. Does anyone know what dinosaur it could be from?
  22. Gap analysis

    GAP A FISH AND TETRAPOD FAUNA FROM ROMER’S GAPPRESERVED IN SCOTTISH TOURNAISIAN FLOODPLAIN DEPOSITS BENJAMIN K. A. OTOO,JENNIFER A.CLACK, TIMOTHY R.SMITHSON, CARYS E. BENNETT, TIMOTHY I. KEARSEY and MICHAEL I.COATES Paleontology,62/2-2019 CA 20 MB
  23. Hello my name is Tijn. I love Dinosaurs and am already building a decent collection. I already have most species from the Hell Creek Formation, Lance Formation and Judith River Formation. I am mainly interested in species from the Jurassic, triassic or early cretaceous. I've got a couple Dinosaur fossils and shark teeth im willing to trade. I am not looking for anything big but small partial Bones and teeth are fine! Who can help me out? P.S. ill make some pictures of the material i am willing to trade later. Thanks in advance Tijn
  24. Can anyone please help to ID the structure at the top of this phragmocone? Apologies that the photos aren't better, but hopefully they're good enough. I have seen this structure on other fossils from this location too, but have never been able to work out what it is. The phragmocone is 4 inches long, the unknown fossil is nearly an inch long. It's from the toarcian beacon limestone, in the UK. I'm also unsure what the phragmocone is from. I suspect this is too big for any of the belemnites from this location, so presumably a largeish squiddy thing. Most of the fossils found here are ammonites, with some nautiluses.
  25. Tooth? From Folkestone UK

    Hi guys, I found this along with a lot of belemnites at Folkestone Warren, UK. It looks like some sort of tooth but I'm not sure. It measures 1.2cm/0.5" long and has an almost rectangular cross section. Any ideas? Jay
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