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Prognathodon saturator 101

this is my most prized fossil i found it on the same fossil dig as the six gill sharks tooth it is quite possibly the remains of mosasaurus gracilis the british mosasaur a 15.1 meter long mosasaur although not as big as mosasaurus hoffmannii. making mosasaurus gracilis the third largest mosasaur

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Interesting. Is there any chance you could try and get some close up photos?

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Hard to see detail sorry but what is it?  Close up photo would help.  Size, age and locality?

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Prognathodon saturator 101

Troodon it is mosasaurus gracilis other wise known as the british mosasaur i found it on a fossil big to hunstanton

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Interesting, but can you please tell us which tiny part of that huge mosasaur you have found. It's still hard to distinguish exactly what it is from the photo.

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thats the problem i dont know whick part it comes from but imagen it could be from the skull rib or flipper not entirly sure just happy i found it funny thing is we were getting ready to leave and i looked down and it was right next to my foot

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Thanks for the extra photo; however, I don’t see anything diagnostic to mosasaur.

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Prognathodon saturator 101

im just glad i managed to some how find such a creature in one of the most if not the most popular fossil hunting sites in that part of the uk

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Don't take me wrong, but don't let your imagination run away with you. What does your paleontologist friend say to it?

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Typically you need some diagnostic features to identify it to a species.  I still do not see anything in your specimen to say it's is or is not a mosasaur.  What feature is your boss looking at that makes him say it's mosasaur 

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if i ever go back to hunstanton which i probablly will i will try and find more british mosasaur remains and hopfully ones that look like mosasaur remains

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I have to agree with the others regarding this piece.  I see nothing diagnostic in your photos that indicates it is part of a mosasaur. 

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I also would not call this a mosasaur.  I do not see any distinguishing mosasaur features. Zero.  

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I find mosasaur parts all the time and I can't ID what you have. 

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I can't tell what it is either, but the preservation looks similar to what you'd expect from Goulmima fish/reptiles.

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