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  1. Paleoworld-101

    Lyme Regis Brachiopods

    While looking at one of the shells in my collection that i had originally thought was a bivalve, from the stretch of beach between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, in Dorset (UK), another glance made me realize it is in fact a brachiopod: symmetry in plan view, asymmetrically sized valves in lateral view. So i dug out my British Mesozoic Fossils book and have identified it confidently as Cincta numismalis, which the book lists as occurring within the "Jamesoni Zone" of the Lower Lias at Radstock in Somerset. I am not familiar with the brachiopods of the Lower Lias at Lyme Regis in Dorset, but a
  2. FF7_Yuffie

    Sauropod vertebra?

    Any thoughts on this? Being sold as sauropod cetiosaurus vertebra from Kimmeridge Clay. 11cm x 12 x 5.5 The hole at the bottom, seller says is predation from a scavenger -- size and shape matching croc or pliosaur. I'm suspecting plesiosaur, looking at a drawing of cetiosaur verts I found online. This one seems too rounded. Any thoughts, much appreciated. Attached the drawing below too.
  3. Pleuromya

    Possible Pachystropheus bone?

    Hi, I am thinking this could possibly be a Pachystropheus centrum or neural arch. Could I be correct? It's from Aust cliffs, UK. The longest side is exactly 2cm long. Many thanks.
  4. Enafter

    Thames Foreshore Bones

    Hello, A few days ago, me and my dad had to travel to London to get my American passport renewed at the US embassy. Afterwards, my dad headed towards the cafe to get something to eat as I took a stroll along the thames foreshore. I quickly realized that there were a lot of bones and teeth scattered along the shoreline, at the time I thought they were pleistocene, but now that I've looked online it seems to me that they're "medieval", apparently the tudors and georgians habitually tossed dead animal carcasses into the river. Even so, some of the teeth I picked up were very heavy and
  5. Hi, I am new to the forum and glad to be amongst fellow enthusiasts. I recently made a rather wet and windy visit to Warden Point (Kent, UK). Amongst the usual pyritised shells, seed pods and wood on the foreshore I found 4 items that totally escape me and I would be grateful if any of you could provide any pointers. The first appeared to be a tooth but on closer examination seems to be either a conical piece of coral or a shell? The second seems to be a small section or articulation but I’ve no idea if this would be plant or animal? The third look like a section of bone with an appe
  6. RLJ14

    Charmouth bone?

    Hi all, thank you for letting me join and post our find. My kids found this fossil(?) on Charmouth beach in the UK a few years ago. We didn't think it was anything until a family friend pointed out that it looked like a vertebrae or pelvis bone of some kind. I have no idea honestly so my apologies if that is a ridiculous thing to say. We are hoping it is a dinosaur bone, but any kind of fossil would be amazing, especially for my son who is 10 and LOVES dinosaurs and fossils. We hope you can help and I hope the pictures are okay. Please let me know if you need different photos and thank you all
  7. I have these fossils here from the early Jurassic, Northamptonshire. I was wondering if the one on the left could possibly be a coprolite, or some other fossil, although most likely not. It does stick to the tounge. I also have these bumps on bits of rock, and was wondering if they could possibly be due to bivalves? And lastly, a slightly curved thing that has equal thickness which I have no clue what it is. Many thanks
  8. Hey guys, i just posted a new video of two fossils hunts i recently had on the Yorkshire Coast. Feel free to watch if interested. I found an awesome nautilus and some really cool Ichthyosaur Bones.
  9. LiamL

    Ammonites Galore

    Here's a fossil hunting video I recently filmed where i had a very productive day. Feel free to watch if you're interested.
  10. Omnomosaurus

    British Theropod Bone?

    Hey folks, got a big one to cross-check with everyone. It's a partial....something. Does this match any identifiable features seen on theropods, like the shape of a pubis or scapula? Location: Oxfordshire, England Size: 220mm X 221mm Any help would be muchos appreciated. Cheers!
  11. I found two ichthyosaur ribs and a fern leaf on my local beach, yesterday. Unfortunately for me, they were in a massive slab which probably weighed no less than 25-30kg. At first I tried using my chisel and hammer to try and split up the rock into more manageable chunks but that didn't seem to work. Moreover, the bits of rock were flaking dangerously close to the fossils. I then tried rolling the rock, and this worked for a while until it rolled into a pit where it got stuck. With the tide coming in, I was forced to leave the slab. Now this got me thinking: How do people go about getting big a
  12. Hi everyone, hopefully someone may be able to help. We went to Runswick Bay in North Yorkshire, UK today (my personal favourite place to look for Fossils!). I'm a VERY casual collector and an absolute amateur at it to boot. Our dog is also blind so half the time I'm making sure he's walking okay and he isn't falling over things so I don't get to properly roam like I used to. Anyway, amongst picking up an almost complete Belemite, a Belemite fragment and some Ammonite fragments and prints, I also picked up 5 rocks that I've no idea
  13. Looks like we have a new dinosaur from the UK: Vectaerovenator inopinainopinatus The University of Southampton has confirmed that vertebrae discovered at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight in 2019 belong to a new species of Cretaceous era theropod. Believed to be up to 4m long, the dinosaur had notably hollow bones. "Chris Barker, a PhD student at the university who led the study, said: “We were struck by just how hollow this animal was — it’s riddled with air spaces. Parts of its skeleton must have been rather delicate"." News article: ht
  14. A fossil hunt I filmed recently, which ended up being surprisingly productive. Hopefully you enjoy.
  15. A lucky find has revealed evidence of dinosaurs in Scotland outside of the Isle of Skye for the first time. A single bone, thought to belong to a Stegosaur, was quite literally stumbled upon on the small Scottish island of Eigg. The bone, measuring 500mm, is believed to be from the Middle Jurassic (166 myo). Read more at the BBC here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-53917742
  16. Hello on my first fossil hunt today in UK coast I found the below shark tooth and this which looks like a fossil but I am not sure. any ideas if this is something? If you turn it lengthways I looks like a head with teeth and the type of shark tooth? Both were found with lots of fossilised tree
  17. In the past couple of months, I'd been to lavernock quite a few times looking for fossils. Usually each session would produce some nice assorted bits of bone and ammonite fragments, nothing too out of the ordinary. But lately, I've began finding quite a few bits of pleistocene bone there. I checked online but nothing really came up regarding pleistocene bones and etc, in Lavernock. I looked online and something came up which said that the bristol channel used to be a glacier? Which got me thinking that there's probably a pleistocene deposit at the bottom of the brist
  18. Floss82

    Hi and Help

    Hi. I’m new to fossil hunting and collecting its a little hobby my 8 year old son enjoys. We came across this on the beach last year and I have no idea how to open it and if it is a ammonite. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
  19. FunkyMonkey

    Walton on the Naze: Striatolamia?

    Hi all, My wife and I often find these on the beach at Walton on the Naze, Essex, UK and have assumed that they are striatolamia from the extreme side of the jaw. Are we correct or are these a different species? Thanks in advance and apologies if I have used the wrong terminology. Best regards, Carl
  20. I found this tooth in a river in the Peak District in the UK. Unsure what it is. I also found an oddly shaped stone not far from there. Please find to follow pictures of the tooth. Thank you.
  21. Strepsodus

    Unknown Carboniferous bone

    I found this today in County Durham, UK. It comes from the coal measures (upper Carboniferous). If anyone can identify it that would be great. It measures 55mm long.
  22. Huntonia

    UK Trinucleid Trilo

    Normally I try to only buy fossils with adequate identification but a while back I impulse bought this small trinuclid from the UK. based on my research it doesn't mach lloydolithus or salterolithus, so I'm inclined to say cryptolithus. What do you guys think?
  23. I found these Jurassic ammonite fragments and belemnites near Seatown along the UK Dorset coast.
  24. I found this fossil on Scarborough South Bay beach at low tide, well above the tide line. I am very new to fossil ID and would appreciate help, even if only to tell me if it is a plant or something like a crinoid! It is about 1 1/2 centimetres thick. Thank you very much.
  25. FunkyMonkey

    Walton on the Naze UK: Shark tooth?

    Hi all, can you please help me as I’m in two minds about this as it looks for all the world like a rose thorn but ‘feels’ the same as the sharks teeth we find here in the beach. We usually find sand shark in abundance but this doesn’t look like any of the teeth I have found before. What do you think? it would have been from the London Clay beds if it is a tooth. thank you! PS the dimension on the tape measure shows it to be approx 1cm in length.
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