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Rosco
Hi All,

Brought some bone bed back from a recent trip to Aust. Got a number of nice sized severnichthys teeth from the bone bed (will post some pics of those in the near future), but also these two verts. The larger of the two is partial, maybe two thirds. Are they small Plesi verts?

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Thanks,
Ross


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P King Chef
The partial one is plesiosaur but the other one is an ichthyosaur vertebrae.
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Rosco
Thanks Pete. How can you tell the small complete one is ichthyosaur?

Cheers
Ross
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Dirty Pete
Hi Rosco,

I think the general rule of thumb is the overall shape. Hockey puck = Ichthyosaur, Cotton reel = plesiosaur.

Pete
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Rosco
Thanks Pete!

Regards
Ross
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Paleoworld-101
The smaller vert also looks to be plesiosaur, as photo 15 clearly shows two paired foramina on what i presume is the ventral surface. This is a classic diagnostic feature of plesiosaurian vertebrae. 
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Rosco
They do appear to be foramina, I'll load up another couple of pics in the morning
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Rosco
Here are some more pics. The first is of the dorsal surface I think, then the rest of the pics rotating over to the ventral side with the two foramina I think - 

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