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Jun 8, 2018 4:27 PM

Charmouth fossil bone?

Hi all, hoping someone can help me. A friend found the attached fossil whilst holidaying in Dorset. It is a beach pebble with what appears to have fossil bone running through it so that the cross section can be seen on both sides of the rock. It has a pretty distinctive hook shape in cross section which is apparent on both faces on the rock. Can anyone confirm firstly whether it is bone,  what bone it’s likely to be, and which animal? Probably a big ask, but I’m hoping someone out there might know. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Jun 10, 2018 10:31 PM (in response to amarsh)
    Re: Charmouth fossil bone?

    Hi  - please take photos with the specimen wetted, in natural daylight, no flash and something for scale.

    Was it Charmouth East Beach or West Beach.  It could be bone - friend should have asked the palaeontologist at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre?

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    Jun 19, 2018 10:28 AM (in response to amarsh)
    Re: Charmouth fossil bone?

    Wetting it is vey helpful

    Agree - bone fragment but whether Ichthyosaur (common) or Plesiosaur (less common), too small to say... 

    About 190-200 million years old so far

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