Can anybody I.D this specimen for me please? found on the Holderness coast today, it's chalk and flint so Cretaceous.
About 30mm across.
Thank you in advance for any i,d.
Very lucky to spot this specimen today.
Found it on an area of the Holderness coast that is only exposed every few months because of the tides.
It's a partial Ichthyosaurs rostrum with a tooth showing through the pyritic matrix, looked high and low but I could not find the rest of it, by the look of the specimen it has had a fresh break at both ends of the rostrum.
Hi tabfish. I may be wrong but I think the fossil on the original post could be a chalk nodule which contains a fossil sponge. I've seen similar ones on the internet before but it could be something different.
Yes, I think you are good with the I.D I have never found anything like this before Dan, so I was very inquisitive to what it was.
Everything I post on this thread was found on one day on the Holderness, it's not that easy to collect anything from this area but I am lucky to live near the coast, go very often and on this occasion the conditions were perfect for fossiling.
Hi tabfish. I'm going to the IOW on Monday to Friday. I'm going to Yaverland twice and maybe Atherfield or brook bay. Hopefully the bad weather today has washed some good fossils into the sea.
Good Luck! I wish I was going.
Go to the Dino museum first though.
I think there is a couple of fossil shops in Shanklin / Sandown, I know one is still there so keep your eyes out when you are not on the beach for one of these shops.
Let us see your finds when you get back.
All the best.
Thanks tabfish. Do you suggest looking on the the beach directly in front of the dinosaur isle museum or walking up to the area where the cliffs are? Is it a long walk to get to the cliffs?
Hi tabfish. I've just being looking at the post where you are holding the ichthyosaur bone and I can see what looks like an ichthyosaur vert. I have attached an image of where I think it is.
That's exactly the place to look for water worn dino bone, (very dark with honey combe structure) from the car park up to the cliffs.
You need to know the tide time so have a look in the local paper or tide table from an angling shop.
It doe's look a bit like a vert dosen't it! still on the beach for another day.
Some good books in the museum.
Hi tabfish. I got back from the Isle of Wight on Friday and I found some good fossils so any identifications would be appriciated.
I'll post my finds later on but I won't receive any posts after 11:00 because I'm going on holiday to mallorca.
I found a partial fish skeleton (which I'm still preparing). So far I have found 2 verts and some teeth. I also found some really good dinosaur fossils.