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Hi. I found this in Dorset UK the pictures dont show as much detail as you can see in person, looks like you can see scales and possibly fins. I can see the bones of the head and neck possibly backbone but not sure what exactly it is

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I think this is a fish, like a congidrae (eel), note that for comparison, i'm not saying it is one.

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Size?

    Tim    -  VETERAN SHALE SPLITTER

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And whereabouts in Dorset, please?

Whatever it is, it's a great find! :)

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I looked at some pictures of congidrae fossils and they look similar but definitely not the same this fossil has very fine bones coming off a few places down the length of the body in clumps which looks like it may have been fins. Also forgot to mention there is a gold layer over the print on the other side of the rock that I thought could be scales possibly. Its a shame the camera doesn't pick up the fine details so you could see 

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Can you take it outside and photograph it in direct sunlight? That way we may be able to see the details you mentioned?

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I cropped and contrasted the photo:

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I would say this is a fish, but it looks like it is dorso-ventrally compressed. 

Fish makes more sense, as the fossils at Lyme Regis speak to a marine environment.

It is a very small fish, whatever it is. 

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15 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

Cool find. My jury's still out on this one.....gosh, golly, geee! I just hit the 14,000 mark!

Congratulations Roger that is some going. It be fun to find out your first post. Here’s to the next 14,000 .  :fistbump:

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Just now, Ludwigia said:

Cool find. My jury's still out on this one.....gosh, golly, geee! I just hit the 14,000 mark!

Congratulations ! ! ! !:)

That is an awful lot of posts. 

I wonder how many ammonites you've posted in total?

And how many echinoids?

Golly! 

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23 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

I just hit the 14,000 mark!

Congrats, Roger ! :)

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8 hours ago, ynot said:

With the altered pictures I will go with Tim- fish.

 

7 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I go with Timfish as well! :D;)

And Sophie-fish, i was the first to think about a fish, non mais alors !:P

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Ha, yes,  :Welcome-crab:here.

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Congratulations Roger.

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Just now, fifbrindacier said:

 

And Sophie-fish, i was the first to think about a fish, non mais alors !:P

I think Timfish and Sophiefish may be synonyms but Sophiefish may have preference being first. ;)

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1 hour ago, fifbrindacier said:

 

And Sophie-fish, i was the first to think about a fish, non mais alors !:P

Sorry for not giving You credit Sophie.:blush:

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9 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Congratulations Roger that is some going. It be fun to find out your first post. Here’s to the next 14,000 .  :fistbump:

 

9 hours ago, abyssunder said:

Congrats, Roger ! :)

 

3 hours ago, fifbrindacier said:

Congratulations Roger.

Thanks everyone...oops, now I've disturbed the perfect number.

 

9 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Congratulations ! ! ! !:)

That is an awful lot of posts. 

I wonder how many ammonites you've posted in total?

And how many echinoids?

Golly! 

You've been moving along at quite a pace yourself. I don't know how many ammos I've posted here, but I do know that I have roughly 1500 in the collection. Echinoids are a bit over 100.

Sorry, @Thesloth , but I wasn't intending on partially hijacking this thread.

 

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Hi,

 

I agree that according to the laws of naming, the age keep the advantage, thus Fifi-fish is the good name to be retained ! ;) :raindance:

 

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