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deerhunter
Had a look at the cliff but no signs of any bone there, I made four trips up and down and got the rest of the bone block, so thats me sorted for a while prepping that. Looking round the rocks there is plenty more bone there if you know what to look for like this one sticking out of a rock
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deerhunter
I found a block containing bones last week and I have most of it home now the biggest bit weighed six stone and took some getting up the cliff on my back. At first I thought Icthyosaur but some bits look like scales so maybe croc ?
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quagga
Turtle?
Time is nature's way of stopping everything happening at once.
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ophthalmosaur
definitely ichthyosaur. Articulated neural spines. Looks like hyoid bone and skull bones too, including bits of the sclerotic ring (photo 2) and possible supraoccipital & basioccipital (back of skull).

Very exciting find worthy of very careful prep.

Paul

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Doggerfan
Very good! You don't find something like that every day!
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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sd41
Yep, I also thought turtle. Looks like turtle carapace?
Fossil hunting...What a rush! :)
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jwarren
I'd say Ichthyosaur too...cracking find....
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boneblock
I agree with Andy S, deffo ichthyosaur. You can see the neurals and pieces of disarticulated jaw quite clearly
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sd41
Hi, any chance that someone could highlight/draw around the identified bones suggested, neutrals and jaw bone etc so that it will help me to distinguish the difference. I was certain that it might be turtle because the flat piece looked a lot like turtle carapace to me. Please enlighten me....I'm really keen to learn.
Thanks sd41
Fossil hunting...What a rush! :)
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boneblock
Don't know how to highlight. On the first photo the long piece to the left of the scale bar is a piece of jaw and below the letters 'cm' is a neural with a double leg that fits on the vert at the back of the skull. There are more neurals to the right of this one
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sd41
Many thanks boneblock... Appreciated :)
Fossil hunting...What a rush! :)
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deerhunter
It's another find from Gristhorpe at the bottom of chimney hole, seems as though I find bone every time I go there. Still some more of it to collect tomorrow but not much. There is bits of coal in the rocks as well and its easy to mistake bone for coal. The rocks are soft and bones easy to break not the best stuff to work with. If anyone is in North Yorkshire and wants go down I will be there drop me a line.
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ophthalmosaur

Is this from the Callovian stage of the Oxford Clay? It looks as though
most of the skeleton must have been preserved at one time. Can you
locate where this stuff is coming from?

Paul
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deerhunter
It was in a boulder that has come out of the cliff in the last year or two, I had a look at the cliff but couldn't find any more, but will try again tomorrow.
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ophthalmosaur

Good luck and fingers crossed!

Paul

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boneblock
Looking again the long bone to left of scale bar in first photo could be two ribs?
Saw you down there today. You must have sweat buckets making 4 trips.It was flippin boiling.
Sometimes when we fish down there we walk south towards filey until water hits the cliff - its a loooooong walk ha ha.
Well done on collecting it all
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