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  1. DinoFossilsUK

    UK Vertebrae ID

    I'm trying to help someone ID some vertebrae they found recently. They were found in east London, around 4 meters underground in black sticky soil. My first thought was that they looked similar to dolphin vertebrae, and my knowledge of stuff like that isn't great, so any help would be much appreciated! (Actually, I've just realised they're probably from a bison or something similar - I haven't a clue when it comes to mammal verts. The black preservation seems odd though.)
  2. Philip Tovell

    Unknown Fossil Found in Bottle Dump

    Hello, I'm very new to this, so I hope I get things right here. Can anyone help me identify this? I found it in an old bottle-dump near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders that dates back to the 1960s. It's on the broken edge of a stone slab but from what I can see it measures about 5.7 cm across. Is it some kind of shell? If anyone needs more info I'd be happy to give it. Thanks in advance!
  3. Fossilartist

    Old collection fossil id

    I am unable to identify these pieces from my grandad's collection. He is now unable to clearly see and so sadly couldn't identify it. It must be something, he was a zoologist and the shale meant enough to have a crack repaired. Parts look like bones to me. I'd love to get these identified so I can prep them, making them clearer so he can see them clearer again.
  4. Still_human

    hollow ribs? pterosaur?

    Hi there, I’d like to get the expert opinion of you all. Could these be pterosaur ribs? i just know they’re from Whitney, Yorkshire. As you can see, they’re hollow, and all I know of, that would have little hollow ribs like that are pterosaurs, and avian dinosaurs, but I'd imagine it was very uncommon for articulated ribs from a raptor to make it to, and “survive” an aquatic deposit, intact and untouched, although I know pterosaur bones are sometimes found in aquatic fossil deposits, at least from coastal areas. I'm not sure what else would be found there with hollow ribs, and these also seem
  5. wessex_man

    Basilosaurus sp.

    From the album: Barton Beds Hampshire UK Fish-Reptile-Mammal

    Basilosaurus sp. Very rolled dorsal vertebral centrum. Further reading 'Notes on Fossil Whales from the Upper Eocene of Barton Hampshire by L. Beverly Halstead & Jennifer Middleton' PROC. GEOL. . VOL 83 PART 2 1972 p185-190
  6. PointyKnight

    Liopleurodon ferox

    From the album: Oxford Clay Fauna

    Liopleurodon ferox SAUVAGE 1873 Jurassic, Callovian Oxford Clay, Stewartby Member Stewartby Pits, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK ID: Paul de la Salle, KFM A small, juvenile pliosaur tooth showing distinct ornamentation referable to Liopleurodon.
  7. Hi everyone, I'm hoping you can help me to identify an interesting find. It is a remarkably tooth-like 'rock' that I uncovered while digging my garden in Hampshire, UK, last year. As you can see from the photos, it features striking, alternating stripes of white and bluish-grey around the base. As the 'tooth' narrows, the stripes abruptly stop and the texture becomes plain, though the pointed tip is different again, being white, quite sharp and crystalline in appearance. When I found it, it was covered in a softer, sandstone-like material that I carefully removed with a wire bru
  8. Dominika

    ID please

    Hello! I’m new here and just found something (first ever!) today at the Withernsea beach in UK. No idea about anything, please help Thank you. If you need more pictures, just let me know.
  9. Hi Guys, My son's friend asked me to id this and I'm embarrassed to say that I'm stumped! It's siliceous, it was found in UK and its owner has suggested it could be from Whitby (or less likely from North Cornwall or the Isle of Man). It's intriguing me because if you look through the little holes you can see daylight suggesting to me that the specimen might be fossil and not just a strange depositional feature. I'm convincing myself that I can see five-fold symmetry and that it looks like some sort of echinoid but I might be way off the mark. If you think it's depositional or diagenetic c
  10. Hi everyone. Today, I found this on the beach east of Charmouth, Dorset, England whilst digging for iron pyrite ammonites. Curious to know what it might be. It’s shell-like and rippled. Looks quite fragile too, as many from the soft rocks along that stretch of beach tend to me. Any sensible thoughts welcome.
  11. I just saw this from yesterday about a huge landslide in Dorset https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9467211/Biggest-rockfall-60-years-sees-4-000-ton-chunk-430ft-high-cliff-collapse.html?fbclid=IwAR2FzWq4RK5cNiT9gxQgaURCcj9D6GGEpgUMfF14e-QGw1mzp01-l2W1pLo One might think out loud... now is a good time to go look for fossils in all that fresh rock, but I am sure that this thing indicates that the area is generally less stable than we would all want it to be, as spoken by this official (from the posted link) below. My question is.. when do beach collectors in the UK
  12. Me and my boyfriend made the drive to Whitby yesterday for the first time. We spent about 3 hours fossil hunting at Saltwick Bay. We made some nice finds but we only found one of the really nice Whitby ammonites at the end of the trip which is the main reason I wanted to go to Whitby. There were plenty of ammonite fragments about but we struggled to find the famed ammonite bearing nodules (though we did pick up a few small and low quality ones, will need prep and not worth posting here). We did pick up a couple of shale plates with some nice bivalves and flattened ammonites. I did
  13. BeccaBrace

    Tooth ID

    Hi, I found this tooth whilst digging around on a beach in North Wales, UK. Just wondering if anyone can help me to identify it? Thanks!
  14. Magenta_sun

    What is this? and why is it red?

    Hi there, I’m a complete newbie and am excited to have found a bone... but can anyone help me understand what it might be from and why it is red?
  15. IsaacTheFossilMan

    Crinoid(?) from the Cotswolds, UK.

    I was just milling about, splitting Cotswold stone, when this caught my eye. In my swimming seas of gastropods, echinoids, crinoids, brachiopods, and bivalves, I've never come across anything like this! If anyone could shed some light, I would be much obliged. Early Oxfordian in ages, found in the Ancholme group. Around it were these fragmented plates of molluscs. It looks like a crushed stem of perhaps a crinoid? If it requires better photos, I can crack out the old camera and take a few! Cheers, Isaac
  16. will stevenson

    Lutetian Phalange

    Hi guys, found this in the lutetian earnley formation of Bracklesham bay today and i was wondering if anyone could help me identify it, as bones like this are rare and i havent had any experience identifying them. I find turtle phalange the most likely but crocodilian or even mammalian is a possibility thanks for your help I must add, sorry for the awful photography, my lamp is broken so i needed to use flash
  17. Hi, I've found this really nice small gastropod, it's a golden colour (the photos don't show it well, it's just slightly above the larger bivalve). Last time I found one like it, I carefully brought it inside and put it safely down, the next morning it was broken into pieces, and nothing had knocked it. I don't have anything here to preserve it, is there anything I could do so that it won't break, or to preserve it? Many thanks.
  18. PKUK

    Odd stone for ID

    Hi helpful people I'm not a fossil hunter but I found a really intriguing looking stone while fishing some time ago. The dug out pattern on one side puts me in mind of seeds in a pod. Pretty sure someone here will know what it is fossil or not. Found in the UK on a gravel pit. Thanks in advance for any help.
  19. Hi, I found this ironstone fossil inside a rock that I split earlier. It was full of some very nice fossils. I was wondering what this could be? It looks like a tooth, as it has many small upward facing points on one edge, but I imagine it is something else as there isn't enamel. Found in Northamptonshire, UK. I believe it is from the early Jurassic. It measures 1.8cm lengthways. Sorry the photos are quite zoomed out, the quality of the picture gets worse the closer I go. Many thanks.
  20. IsaacTheFossilMan

    Tiny tooth from the Cotswolds, UK

    Hi all! Most of you will know me as an invertebrate person, but, recently, I found something that may change my view! I was splitting some Jurassic Cotswold limestone, and I found a tooth. A tiny tiny tooth, which I believe to be a shark(?). In other chunks of the matrix, I found scales, and other hints to vertebrate life. It heavily fluoresces under UV light, and has these gorgeous lines along the flat crown. To the bottom right of the tooth, there is a partial mold of a brachiopod, which is pretty cool! Ancholme Group, Callovian - Oxfordian (166.1 - 157.3 mya). As a sister questio
  21. Hey everyone! I'm currently looking for any teeth from the Oxford Clay, especially those of plesiosaurs and teleosauroid crocs. In exchange, I can offer a variety of crocodile teeth from the Jurassic Tiourarén Formation of Niger like (but not limited to) the ones below.
  22. FF7_Yuffie

    UK Sauropod vert?

    Hello, any thoughts on this? Sold as UK Sauropod from Abingdon. I've struck out so much with these, but fingers crossed ... 11 x 12 x 5.5cm Many thanks
  23. FF7_Yuffie

    Theropod Vert, UK

    Hi. A second vert I like. From Abingdon, theropod. 6 x 5.9 x 5. Many thanks for the help
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