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Unknown bone from Bouldnor on the Isle of Wight

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@TXV24 With two freshwater turtles known from the Hamstead Beds at Bouldnor on the Isle of Wight. The trionychid turtle Trionyx and the testudinoid turtle Emys as far as I’m aware.

 

My best educated guess due to the location of the find and abundance of turtle material to be found with the right conditions at Bouldnor would be turtle.

 

Are you familiar with turtle anatomy and recognise such a bone.

 

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TXV24

Hi, 

 

This appears more likely to be a fragment of fish bone as opposed to turtle based on the 'flakey' texture and the preservation of the specimen. It's most probably a bowfin (amiid) as they are the most common large fish found at the site.  

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Rockwood

Sort of an eye opener, but at second look it does seem right.

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JohnBrewer

Fish for me too

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Brittle Star

Yep Amia is very common along there, I have also found sturgeon.

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