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Bone ID from Speeton, Yorkshire

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Hi all,

 

Was wondering if anyone could help identify this from Speeton. I’m pretty sure it’s a chunk of partially pyratised bone. It was found lying on top of the Kimmeridge Clay beach exposures (but not directly in the clay, so i guess it could have washed up from anywhere). Could it be from an ichthyosaur or plesiosaur? Would love to know roughly what sort of bone it is. It’s longest side is about 5.5cm in length.

 

Would very much appreciate any help with identifying this. Many thanks!        

 

Gillian

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

 

Not sure that it can be identified to genus, or to exactly what bone it was.

Worn fragments often end up labeled "Chunk-o-saurus". 


But someone local may know or be able to suss out more. ;) 

Regards,

 

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Pemphix

+1 for "Chunkosaurus"...

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viator

Chunk-o-saurus!!! :D 

 

Fingers crossed it can be narrowed down a bit more! Even knowing what species it comes from would be very helpful.

 

Cheers! 

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Auspex

Chunkosaurus speetonii

 

After "Vertebrata", we're sticking our necks out.

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