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Fossilywend

Is this a vertebra?

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Fossilywend

Id be very grateful for an ID,

 

found loose on the coast of Yorkshire, evidence of a recent cliff fall. Area known for mesozoic finds, ammonites, ichthyosaur finds etc. length just over 6cm, circumference -widest bit- just over 16 cm.

 

If it is bone, like a vertebra, how do i care for it? Thanks. 

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LiamL

Doesnt look like one from the pictures. I can't see any bone structure. 

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Fossilywend

Hi there, thanks for your reply. 

 

You say 'bone structure'- for a complete beginner like me, what am I looking for? many thanks :)

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BioGeoNick

It does look like a piece of a bone, but very hard to say more than that. Do you have a clearer picture of the shape and a good close up? 

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TqB

Not a bone I'm afraid - it looks like a section of a long limestone concretion that breaks up into pieces like that. There's one particular bed of these actually called the Pseudovertebrae.

The curly channels on the ends are caused by a modern rock boring marine worm that excavates U shaped burrows, usually along lines of weakness.

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Fossilywend
2 hours ago, TqB said:

Not a bone I'm afraid - it looks like a section of a long limestone concretion that breaks up into pieces like that. There's one particular bed of these actually called the Pseudovertebrae.

The curly channels on the ends are caused by a modern rock boring marine worm that excavates U shaped burrows, usually along lines of weakness.

You've been so helpful, i really appreciate it thankyou. 

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