Hi I need some confirmation on this from middle to upper carboniferous find Ive been told on another forum that this is fish bone probably a jaw from a small juvenille , would appreciate one of the museum experts advice on this , found north east wales area old quarry talus from floor
cefn Y fedw sandstone / bowland shale boundary
Hi Dan this was identified by a colleague of Dr Jeny Clack , Matt Freidman , although I do see why you think it is wood but I think Ill go with the Id I was given
here is the email below , I sent her the fossil by post so she had it in hand to examine it
Hello again! I've had an ID from one of my colleagues, Matt Friedman in
>>>>Oxford. He concludes that it is part of the lower jaw (the angular
>>>>of a coelacanth. I attach an image from Forey's coelacanth book from
>>>>Best wishes, Jenny
>>>>Professor Jennifer A. Clack ScD FRS
>>>>Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology
>>>>University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
>>>>Downing St., Cambridge CB2 3EJ
>>>>Tel: +44 (0)1223 336613
Hi Dan yes its Carboniferous we dont have any devonian rocks near me they are all Carboniferous or Silurian in age apart from the glacial drift deposits of course
this was found in a chert quarry which contains lithological units of middle to upper carboniferous ages
did you mean only South Wales has carboniferous fish fossils or did you mean fossils in general ?
Hope you don't mind me showing you a fish jaw that I found with teeth.
I have been told it comes from Speeton (Cretaceous) but was found on the Holderness coast as an erratic.
Not as good as yours by a long way but still nice.