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Hayburn Wyke find

I found the following on the beach in Hayburn Wyke. The block of shale was loose, in the shingle close to the cliffs, on the southern side of the entry point to the beach. At 1st, I thought it was a fish scale, as it looked like black enamel. Only a few mm (at the upper end as seen in the 1st pic) were visible: the 2nd photo shows it after prepping. The shine is water - I found wetting it brought out the striations.I don't think it's a fish scale now, but I'm not sure whether it's a tooth of some sort, or a fragment of a fin spine from something like Hybodus. I've never encountered anything like this before in twenty years, so identification would be much appreciated.

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    Jan 19, 2014 8:53 PM (in response to Deltapodus)
    Re: Hayburn Wyke find

    I can't tell from the photos but it could be a water worn pychodus tooth.

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    Jan 19, 2014 10:00 PM (in response to Deltapodus)
    Re: Hayburn Wyke find

    Could it be part of a gill?

    Very strange but a good find! well done.

     

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      Jan 20, 2014 7:09 AM (in response to Tabfish)
      Re: Hayburn Wyke find

      It does look like a gill, but when I go fishing, when I catch carp, for example they look to have thin gills, although fish have changed since millions of years ago.

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