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  1. Notidanodon

    Isle of Wight 2022

    Hi guys, managed to get my annual trip to the Isle of Wight in this august. I had a great time and found some amazing fossils. I will write each report in this thread when I have time. The first trip wasn’t actually on the Isle of Wight but bracklesham bay, and the day started at 5:30 so I could get there for the low tide. For a summer trip this was actually amazingly successful so hope you enjoy Lovely view as usual! Here are some not so hard spot your own fossils. big Venericor All the finds. And now for some closeups: Striatolamia macrota, the top left one is interesting as it was found far down the beach where the wittering formation which doesn’t normally produce teeth is . Brachycarcharias lerichei Anomotodon novus turtle shell Shark Denticles? Does anyone have any ideas? All the Ray plates and a rare section of associated Myliobatis. My first partial croc tooth. Physogaleus secundus We went for a nice walk along the coast to west wittering where I found this fossil fish scale. Until next time.
  2. FF7_Yuffie

    Isle of Wight Vertebra

    Hello, Anyone able to ID a small Isle of Wight vertebra? From Compton Beach, Cretaceous in age. I would guess it is Iguanodon or other ornithopod, but would love others thoughts. 5 x 4.5 x 4 thanks
  3. Paleoworld-101

    Bird Pelvis Fragment?

    After having another look at one of my bone fragments from the Bouldnor Formation (Isle of Wight, UK), the closest match i have been able to find is a bird acetabulum, as circled in the diagram below. But i am not an expert on avian anatomy. Can anyone else offer any insight? @Auspex Specimen is approx. 33 million years old. The Bouldnor Formation on the Isle of Wight produces a wide variety of mammals, turtles, crocodilians, birds, fish, lizards and amphibians. Measures 29 mm at its longest. The 'socket' which i think may be the acetabulum is 12.5mm in diameter.
  4. Notidanodon

    Isle of Wight dinosaur

    Hi guys, I was wondering if it was possible to identify which species this vertebra belonged to! It’s from yaverland (Wessex fm)
  5. Hello, Anyone have any thoughts on this I am interested in? A small theropod tooth from Brook Bay, Isle of Wight. 0.43cm so it is a tiny tooth. Small, just visible serrations. Oval base. Wondering if someone can narrow the type down. cheers
  6. Huge rare fossil in fallen block discovered on Island Liam Chorley, Isle of Wright County News, November 2023 Isle of Wight: Enormous fossil ammonite dug out from boulder BBC News, November 2023 Other Isle of Wright ammonites Huge Isle of Wight ammonite fossil discovered in Chale Liam Chorley, Isle of Wright County News, June 2023 It's all right with ammonite as student pair discover 96kg fossil Dominic Kureen, Isle of Wright County News, June 2020 Miscellaneous BBC article Jurassic Coast cliff falls tempt fossil hunters BBC News, September 2023 Yours, Paul H.
  7. Hi, I saw this listing for a Neovenator tooth from the Isle of Wight UK, found in the Wessex Formation, and was just wondering if this tooth could indeed be from Neovenator, or if it is a theropod indet (might be hard to tell since it is only a partial tooth). Striations partially remain on one side and the tooth is about 3cm. Thanks!
  8. Notidanodon

    Fossil lobster

    Hi guys, found this over the summer from bed 17 of the atherfield clay near atherfield point (not the usual bed where the common lobsters come from! Much rarer and bigger) and was wondering if anyone could tell me the species, thanks ! (I just got it prepped and am considering entering it for fossil of the month.
  9. Hello! I just came back from my first dream trip to the Isle of Wight. I found a lot of beautiful fossils, including an Iguanodon vertebra from Brook Bay, a lot of small teeth, bones from the Vectis and Wealden formation of Yaverland etc. I will post everything in a few days when I'm done preparing them. In the meanwhile, I stumbled upon this in some matrix from the Vectis formation at Yaverland. It is in 3D and approximately 1 cm / 0.4 inch in length. Would anyone be familiar with the Vectis formation and have an idea of what this could be? Thank you!
  10. Wriggling-Twiglet

    Hi! - From southern England

    Hi there! I’ve recently rediscovered my love of fossils and hope I can learn a lot here. I grew up looking for fossils on the Isle of Wight, but after I moved away, my hobby dwindled. I still live on the south coast, and in recent years I’ve rekindled my curiosity and found my love of fossil hunting again.
  11. Wriggling-Twiglet

    Lepidotes dental plate

    Hi, I was hoping that you guys could confirm that this is a lepidotes dental plate (unfortunately minus the teeth). Found at Bouldnor on the Isle of Wight, UK. I’ve also added a photo of what I have hopefully correctly identified as a small piece of turtle shell. I didn’t find the shark teeth I was looking for, but these more than made up for it.
  12. Frightmares


    From the album: Dinosaur Teeth

  13. FossilLi

    Tree fossils from Compton Bay

    I picked up three wood fossils from Compton Bay today. Are they jet? Anyone knows what type of wood are these?
  14. Why Is the Isle of Wight Rich in Dinosaur Fossils? Some of the first-ever dinosaur bone finds occurred on this British island. Now, researchers are discovering even more. By Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover, July 14, 2023 Yours, Paul H.
  15. First armoured dinosaur discovered on Isle of Wight ‘in 142 years’ Nilima Marshall, Independent, June 15, 2023 The paper describing Vectipelta barretti can be found at this link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14772019.2023.2210577?journalCode=tjsp20 (unfortunately, not open-access)
  16. dhiggi

    Isle of Wight Bone

    My daughter and I have just returned from the Isle of Wight, we hunted a couple of times around Yarmouth and Bouldnor where the beaches are full of Oligocene material. We found lots of pieces of croc, turtle and sturgeon as well as a small fish vert. We also found this which I think is the distal end of a mammal humerus. While I don’t think Pleistocene can be ruled out, the bone is heavy and feels fully mineralised. Tapping it with a spoon sounds like hitting rock as opposed to bone and it feels a lot more like rock than any of the ice age bones in our collection. I have read that as well as croc, turtle etc there were Oligocene mammals such as Tapir known in that area. Can anyone identify what the bone may have come from? Also, do I need to do anything to preserve it? Should I soak it to remove any salt and then coat with paraloid? Thanks for looking IMG_2370.MOV
  17. Rachel26

    Possible footprint cast?

    Hi just wondering if this is a cast of a footprint. Found on beach on the Isle of wight uk Many thanks
  18. Notidanodon

    Lungfish tooth? Aptian Isle of Wight

    Hi guys found this over the summer from the aptian of the Isle of Wight vectis fm shepards chine member. It looked like the top of a lungfish tooth what do you think? I might just be seeing things.
  19. Hi guys found this last week on the Isle of Wight at yaverland, it is barremian from the wessex group, what are your thoughts on it? Dino tooth or deceptively shaped pebble, thanks
  20. Kez035

    Help ID this please!!

    Hi, we are currently on holiday on the Isle of Wight, and found this on Compton Beach. Any help with what we have found (something or nothing?) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
  21. Quercus

    Fossil (?) ID, Isle of Wight

    Hello people, glad I found this forum as I love fossil hunting but am never sure of what I find, beyond speculation. I found this little piece resting on the sand earlier today at Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight. Any thoughts? I’ve taken a few pictures to try to give some indication of size. TIA
  22. This cast came from just west of chilton chine on the Isle of Wight. Wealden early Cretaceous. the sandstone it comes from is found all over the beach in blocks and is riddled with foot casts of mainly iguanodons. Sauropods, crocodiles and theropods also known in this location. I have not seen anything similar to this in the area, and given the heavy dinoturbation of this particular sandstone layer I think there is a good chance this is part of a dinosaur or croc tail drag cast. I can’t see how it can be made by anything plant based or geological, but would be very interested in anyones opinion for or against my interpretation. I’ve packed it away now, but it’s roughly 10cm wide.
  23. Notidanodon

    Vectis formation fossils

    Hi guys, got some fossils from yaverland and whale chine, IOW they are berriasian vectis formation, and I was wondering if you could help me identify them 1. croc or ichthyosaur tooth? 2. hybodont spine, is a species I’d possible? 3. fish spine? 4. pterosaur tooth
  24. I picked up this pair of flattened cones from the wealden clay at Chilton Chine, Isle of Wight, uk last weekend. I couln’t find a similar hexagonal pattern from photos online or in the books I have on the area. Given the size and shape (roughly 3cm), I was wondering if they may be araucarian? The area is barremian. It’s also in very soft clay, so I’m currently trying to dry it slowly wrapped in damp tissue before adding paraloid with acetone to stabilise it. If a better method is advisable, I would really appreciate any advise. Thanks in advance henry
  25. Just published a paper that describe a new dromaeosaurid, Vectiraptor greeni from the Barremian Wessex Formation of the Isle of Wight. Very cool Paper is paywalled but looks like its just vertebrae and partial sacrum that were discovered. Posted it to get in on record since we have many collectors that have material from this locality. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195667121003712
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