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Rycomerford

Hello everyone!

 

I recently picked this item up. It was labelled as a ichthyosaur vertebrae, however I just couldn’t shake the feeling it wasn’t. I purchased it and have done some comparing to my other specimens and looking through my textbooks. I’m thinking it could be a paddle digit. The way the lines of the bone sprawl out from the centre rather than the ring formation of some of my vertebrae. Of course I could be completely wrong but there’s always that thrill of the unknown. I’ve compared it to a partial paddle I have and a humerus I also have in some photos to give an idea. Hope someone can help.

 

Kind regards 

 

Ryan 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

It looks like it...

But I know someone who could help with a definite ID ;)

@LiamL Want to help us out?

 

-Christian

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Misha

I am no expert but I do think that you have the right idea.

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Natalie81

Paddle digit is correct, nice fossil! 

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The Amateur Paleontologist
1 hour ago, Natalie81 said:

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What book is that plate from, Natalie? Looks interesting :) 

-Christian

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Dinoguy89

Yes and it's a nice one, congrats great find :)

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Carl

Another vote for paddle phalanx. Nice!

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Rycomerford

Thanks everyone for replying! Solved the mystery. I just knew my hunch that it wasn’t a vertebra was right :D

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LiamL
33 minutes ago, Rycomerford said:

Thanks everyone for replying! Solved the mystery. I just knew my hunch that it wasn’t a vertebra was right :D

Was this the auction that stated it was a vert?

I saw this myself :)

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Rycomerford
7 minutes ago, LiamL said:

Was this the auctione that stated it was a vert?

I saw this myself :)

Yeah :D it was. As soon as I saw it, I had my hunch so had to get it haha 

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JohnBrewer

Defo a paddle. Did see it too :) 

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JohnBrewer
23 hours ago, abyssunder said:

Don't know if it helps, but here are examples from the Natural History Museum collection. :)

 

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Very similar to a part of my icthyosaur collection. I’d have to glue mine together Moroccan style tho.... :rofl:

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