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 .
Hi mate I appreciate your opinion but it has a spine , a very long tail and a head of exactly the right shape . Could you elaborate on your reasoning ? Perhaps my photos dont show enough detail
thanks for your feedback
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.
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.
your information has been a revelation to me .
This is just why I joined ur forum .
Also thanks so much for taking time out to get back with some excellent pictures . Most interesting and very gratefully received .
I do have a few more from that same visit and many collected over the years which I look forward to sharing with you and others .
I'm hoping I can change your mind about my reptile though and once I have compiled my case I shall present it to you . I have perhaps two or three more specimens of the same genus from the associated coastline the best of which I came across with cannonball and others the other two I discovered whilst re checking the finds from my youth recently .
I shall post the rest from that same day this summer first
thanks again mate