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Mike from North Queensland

Looking through my usual matrix I came across this partial vertebra that has me stumped.

Both sections were sitting together in the matrix so assume they are part of the same vertebra.

Definitely not fish so some type of reptile ?

Hopping the process end is diagnostic enough to determine species.

Second piece in post below

 

Mike 

Pt 1-1 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 1-2 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 1-3 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 1-4 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 1-5 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 1-6 17-6-18.jpg

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Mike from North Queensland

Second piece

Pt 2-2 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 2-3 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 2-1 17-6-18.jpg

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Mike from North Queensland

The length of the longest dimension of the second piece is 35 mm.

The widest length of the first piece is 24 mm

 

Thanks in advance for any or all input

 

Mike D'Arcy

Pt 2-4 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 2-5 17-6-18.jpg

Pt 2-6 17-6-18.jpg

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ynot

Neat looking piece(S).

Maybe @old bones will have an idea.

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WhodamanHD

Do you have an approximate age?

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Mike from North Queensland

Good start to the day the material came from the toolebuc formation - marine cretaceous deposits from Richmond Queensland Australia.

These are albian in age so 98 to 100 million approximately

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Well-preserved bones, they're rather cool :) I'm thinking some of the bones might be plesiosaur cranial elements

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GeschWhat

:popcorn:

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old bones

I'm afraid that I don't have anything useful to add... I hope that you can get an ID, it's an intriguing piece.

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JohnBrewer
On 19/06/2018 at 11:15 AM, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

Well-preserved bones, they're rather cool :) I'm thinking some of the bones might be plesiosaur cranial elements

I agree 

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DE&i

Intriguing finds @Mike from North Queensland they appear to be neural spine and neural arch elements. And would be perhaps match up with your vertebra that was in the matrix. 

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