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G1027

Good Afternoon,

 

I am new to this forum and I thought I may use the fossil ID service. I had a trip to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, England just after a storm and I snorkeled the coast as there always a wealth of fossils just out of reach under the waves. I found this strange item and had it ID'd locally as a possible Ichthyosaur paddle bone but I am unsure and think it may be just a geological formation. Marine worms have been making it their home and burrowing in which I haven't removed the remnants yet. The scale on the measure is in cm. Any second opinions are most welcome.

 

Dan

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@LiamL is probably more familiar with this type of fossil from the Jurassic Coast. Let's see what he thinks.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

P.S.: Welcome to the forum!

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JohnBrewer

I’m not getting a paddle bone vibe here. They’re the same thickness pretty much and a sort of oval shape.  Could be a worn bone from the shoulder maybe humerus. Here’s a part of my collection which has now expanded quite a bit. 

 

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JohnBrewer

I’m thinking it may even be geological but it’s really difficult to see from your pictures. Can we have a close up of some of the edges to see if there’s any bone structure?

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abyssunder

There's a nice tube worm colony. I suggest to leave it as is. :)

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LiamL

I don't think it looks like bone from the pictures provided. Usually you can see an obvious honey comb structure.

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JohnBrewer

Yeah, I agree. It’s just difficult for me to see being on my phone looking at the images. 

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JohnBrewer
22 minutes ago, LiamL said:

I don't think it looks like bone from the pictures provided. Usually you can see an obvious honey comb structure.

Unless it’s perfect of course which this isn’t if it were ichthy

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abyssunder

I've never seen tube worms settled on fossil bone.

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Ludwigia

I agree that we need a close-up in order to properly determine if this is indeed bone. At this point I would say no.

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