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Can anyone confirm the I.D of this fish skull from the Isle of Sheppey (England)

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gremlinshow

I think this skull from Minster cliffs on the Isle of Sheppey is from an Eocoelopoma Curvatum but would love some confirmation if possible.

Any more details required please ask :-)

Many thanks for any assistance.

Gary

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Fossildude19

Can we get a profile view from both sides??

Size of the fossil, as well, please. I think the ID may come down to the teeth.

I take it that you used this website to ID it? If not, do you have any other references for it?

Regards,

EDIT: By the way, ... nice fossil! :wub:

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jpc

If not the web site there are a couple of great books on Sheppey fossils. Do you have them?

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gremlinshow

Ooops thought I had done both sides must have uploaded wrong picture. This piece is 4inches long from the end of the jaw to where the body should be.

Fossildude that is indeed the website ive been using.

Unfortunately as I'm relatively new to serious fossil hunting I don't have much literature atm.

Ive added a couple more pictures hope they help :-)

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LordTrilobite

Yeah, definitely a fish skull. no idea about the species though. Very nice fossil!

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gremlinshow

Thanks am still looking for its body but not holding out much hope of finding it. :-(

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Fossildude19

Thanks for the extra pics!

Here is a link to a PDF with some other fish skulls figured in it.

It's a bit difficult to be sure, but it seems like you may be correct.

They all look a lot alike.
Regards,

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gremlinshow

Thank you for the links :-)

I will hopefully be going out hunting again tomorrow so wish me luck!

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Fossildude19

Thank you for the links :-)

I will hopefully be going out hunting again tomorrow so wish me luck!

Best of luck to you! :)

Regards,

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ZiggieCie

Very nice Fish. :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76::thumbsu:

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abyssunder

Comparing the pics of the specimen in question with the images available in Revision of the scombroid fishes from the Cenozoic of England - Kenneth A. Monsch, I think Eocoelopoma curvatum could be a good match. post-17588-0-92977500-1446901566_thumb.jpg

Reference: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/231965583_Revision_of_the_scombroid_fishes_from_the_Cenozoic_of_England

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amour 25

Send to me and I will get it identified. :)

LOL

Nice find.

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gremlinshow

Best of luck to you! :)

Regards,

Thanks... I did manage to get out but the conditions werent too good after some persistent rain.

Only managed to find a couple of well worn shark teeth :-(

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