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Nov 18, 2013 11:14 PM

fossil id no.3

Hi its me again

 

This time with the third find of my recent trip to the yorkshire coast .

 

unlike the previous two I would like to add my own slant on this one .

My limited experience combined with weeks of internet research leads me to believe this is pteradon of ramphorhincus type . This is because of the shape of its head , the length of its tail ( it can plainly be seen as it crosses its shoulders terminating with a heart dhaped end which rests on top of the left wing ) and finaly because of the location found .

 

please advise

 

Kind regards

 

Robbo

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    Nov 19, 2013 4:18 PM (in response to robbo)
    Re: fossil id no.3

    It's definietly not from a pterosaur, and I don't think it's any kind of bone.  It may or may not be a fossil.  It may be an ichthyosaur coprolite.

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        Nov 19, 2013 10:56 PM (in response to robbo)
        Re: fossil id no.3

        Hi robbo

        I have had a close look at this specimen and it looks to me like there is a lot going on, apart from shells etc I think I can see a water worn ammonite down the side of the matrix.

        The matrix could be lower Jurassic - Middle Lias but without holding it it becomes harder to id.

        Nice interesting find.

        A friend of mine found part of a pterosaur in Saltwick bay last year.

         

        Tabfish

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        Nov 20, 2013 9:39 PM (in response to robbo)
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        Hi Robbo

        Sometimes when an ammonite starts to rot the shell degrades away to leave chambers that could look like verts and then falls apart, sometimes these sections are called 'Cats Paws' because of how they join together, a bit like how the bones in our skull are joined together with sutures.

        Interesting finds get some more posted.

         

        Tabfish

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          Nov 20, 2013 9:42 PM (in response to Tabfish)
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          Hi Dan

          My friend found the best part of a Pterosaur wing not a vert, he was going to give it to the NHM but I do not know if he has as yet.

           

          Tabfish

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