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piesandbeer
Hi all

Been bashing my way through bits of bone bed from Pett Level for a while now. This is the biggest single bit of bone I've found to date. Had a couple of people suggest it could be part of a rib, but not sure if there is enough of it for a proper ID. Does anyone have any ideas? Click image for larger version - Name: 20190324_170421.jpg, Views: 68, Size: 169.26 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20190324_170412.jpg, Views: 65, Size: 131.98 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20190324_170408.jpg, Views: 52, Size: 140.17 KB
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Brittle Star
Hi

Nice find, looks a bit like a rib. Someone may know for sure.

JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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Weald on Bed
Either way, it's a nice find, even if it isn't sufficiently diagnostic to identify the type of dinosaur. Always love that rich brown Wealden bone colour.

Can't really tell from those photos which way it curves (i.e. in which plane). If it looks straight when viewed narrow-edge-on but slightly curved when viewed from the side (like a Japanese sword) then it's probably the spinous process from a dorsal vertebra. If it looks curved when viewed narrow-edge on but straight when looking at the flatter face then more likely a rib. Hope that makes sense!
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piesandbeer
Thanks folks. Definitely 'Japanese sword'- curved when viewed from the side :-)
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