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Here is a large crocodile block which I would like to trade in return for an upper Carboniferous British fossil.  I found it at Mappleton, which is part of the Holderness coast, UK.  This is by quite some distance the best crocodile fossil I have seen from the Holderness coast, and one of the best I have seen from any part of Yorkshire.  I collect mainly Carboniferous fossils, and therefore although it is one of the rarest fossils I have in my collection, I have decided I would like to trade it for something Carboniferous.  22 large bones/skutes are visible on the sides, with a few smaller ones.  Most of the remains exposed at the sides seem to be skutes, but there are also what appear to be ribs, a large object which may be a skute but I think it’s another type of bone, and what I think may be a limb bone (visible on last photo).  As fossils got to the Holderness coast by glaciers, it’s exact geological origin is uncertain, but I strongly suspect it is from the Lias of North Yorkshire.  Due to the very large size of the object, I can only trade it within the UK.

Thanks,

Daniel Wilby

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