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Welsh Wizard

Hi

 

Here’s another fossil I found over Christmas.

 

These bones are pretty rare and are the articulated ischium and pubis from an ichthyosaur.

 

No prep involved apart from cutting the block to size and applying a thin coat of varnish to increase the contrast between the bone and matrix.

 

The fossil is from the Hettangian of Penarth.

 

The block before:

 

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Ludwigia

Nice find!

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Welsh Wizard
19 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Nice find!

 

Thanks Roger

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Welsh Wizard

Here’s a comparison of a picture in the ichthyosaur orange book:

 

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RuMert

Very nice! Looks like you can open your own ichthyosaur museum with all those finds:thumbsu: What is this book you are reading? Is it available? Thank you

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56 minutes ago, RuMert said:

Very nice! Looks like you can open your own ichthyosaur museum with all those finds:thumbsu: What is this book you are reading? Is it available? Thank you

 

Thanks. I’ve changed the title and I’ll post some more of my stuff on the same thread.

 

The book is “The Handbook of Palaeoherpetology” Part 8 Ichthyopteryia.

 

It was about £100 when I bought it about 10 years ago. 

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A probable partial jaw of an ichthyosaur.

 

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Lavernock Point. Triassic (Rhaetian) bone bed. 

 

This is is part of a long but thin bone and is probably one of the bones that made up the rostrum of a very large ichthyosaur.

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14 hours ago, RuMert said:

Very nice specimens indeed. I have a number of ichthyosaur verts, but not much other stuff. Ichthyosaur verts IMHO are a kind of site productivity visual marker: belemnite fragments - ammo fragments - complete ammos - worn small bone fragments - ichthyosaur verts - complete bones - ...

 

 

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Thats a great collection you’ve got there. 

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Pterygoid bone from an ichthyosaur. This is the bone in the roof of the mouth.

 

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Penarth, Hettangian, Lower Jurassic

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Worn quadrate bone from the back of an ichthyosaur’s skull.

 

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St Mary’s Well Bay, Hettangian, Caloceras Zone, Lower Jurassic

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Partial ichthyosaur rostrum

 

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Lavernock Point, Hettangian, Lower Jurassic

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An unprepped piece of shale showing a piece of rostrum, single paddle digit and neural from an ichthyosaur.

 

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Sandsend, North Yorkshire, Toarcian, Jurassic. 

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