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Isle of Wight dinosaur bone ID

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ziggycardon

Hi, I just saw this vertebra online and decided to buy it, as I have wanted an Isle of Wight fossil for a very long time now.

The vertebra was listed as an Iguanodon tail vertebra and it was found in The Wealden Clays, Wessex Formation, The Wealden Group, Chilton Chine, Isle of Wight, UK (130 million years old, Cretaceous)

Overall Size = 5.1 cm (2 inches) long by 5.1 cm (2 inches) wide by 8.2 cm (3.25 inches) high.

I know there are a few very knowledgeable people on this forum when it comes to ID'ing dinosaur bones, so my question is: is the ID correct on this bone? Is it truly Iguanodontid (Mantellisaurus or Iguanodon) or is it from another of the many dinosaurs that can be found on the Isle of Wight? Or should I just label it as Dinosaur vertebra?

Thank you in advance!

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ziggycardon
16 minutes ago, gigantoraptor said:

Certainly looks like one. The neural spine is missing.

Vertebra of the Iguanodontid Ouranosaurus nigeriensis for comparison. 

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Thank you! The shape does indeed look very similar! :) 

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Troodon

Yep I think you are good.  Looks like a Caudal 

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ziggycardon
2 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Yep I think you are good.  Looks like a Caudal 

Thank you, always good to get some comfirmation from the experts. :) 

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paulgdls

Yes, you can see the facets for the chevrons and also the rib attachment points. The size is consistent with Mantellisaurus atherfieldensis. 

 

Here's another one from Barnes Chine area.

 

Paul

 

 

Iggy caudals on beachC.JPG

Mantellisaurus caudal.jpg

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ziggycardon
8 hours ago, paulgdls said:

Yes, you can see the facets for the chevrons and also the rib attachment points. The size is consistent with Mantellisaurus atherfieldensis. 

 

Here's another one from Barnes Chine area.

 

Paul

 

 

Iggy caudals on beachC.JPG

Mantellisaurus caudal.jpg

Thank you very much for your input & the added pictures. :) 

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