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FulbrookFossilFinders
Hi,

We have recently returned from the IOW and whilst we were on the beaches we had a little rummage around the shingle and found a few what we believe to be fossils. 

1. Shanklin - Baby crocodile cast?
2. Bouldnor - Tooth? and Skin?
3. Shanklin - Fossiled Wood?
4. Throness Bay - Mini Clams, are not fossilised but are set like stone in some very hard Sandstone. Not sure of an age guide.

As an addicted novice I would like some help just ID'ing some of our finds.

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prep01
Hello Oliver and welcome to the forum. The numbers correspond to the order they appear on here rather than your numbering as it's easier for me.
1,4,8 I assume the same specimen - shaped  ?flint , not a fossil.
2,3,5 all look like bone fragments but would need to see a good cross-section. They might well be dinosaur.
6,11 look like turtle carapace.
7,9,10 fossil shell bed.(Possibly Bed F of the Barton Beds)
12, 13 (no 14 showing) Assuming these are the same specimen I think it is fishy - I think I see a row of 'button teeth'.
Please add a scale (a ruler is best) to all photos.
I hope this helps where I can

Colin Huller
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FulbrookFossilFinders
Hi Colin,

Thanks for your reply.

Funny as number 1, 4 and 8 is the most exciting find for me as I have picked up alot of teeth looking flint but this just looks very different and feels very tooth like but that has mad me smile. 

10 is actually the back of 12 and 13. I do not think it is a bone fossil but more like an imprint of a skull. The part that remains is probably 5cm long and 1,5 wide. In future I will add a rule.

What can I do to get you some more information on the bone? 
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prep01
H, firstly I did have to look at tweak etc your photos several times before I made my mind up! The turtle bone looks pretty classic to me but I am always open to 'peer review' as it were!
I would do a search using diferent terms including 'turtle',' carapace'  location found etc - but there's lots out there to sift through!
Ah, now that I know more about 10 it should be with 12 & 13.but does ave a bit of sell in it!  Without having it in my hand it is a bit of an enigma - are you able to take it somewhere NHM - Angela Mamont Centre, good regional museum etc)? Just seen where you are based - Oxford?
Colin Huller
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BBK
I like the fish jaw. Quite rare from what I understand. Would be interesting to see it from different angles. 

If you're still on the island, you can take it into dinosaur isle museum and they could assess it for you for free.

Nice find!
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FulbrookFossilFinders
prep01 wrote:
H, firstly I did have to look at tweak etc your photos several times before I made my mind up! The turtle bone looks pretty classic to me but I am always open to 'peer review' as it were!
I would do a search using diferent terms including 'turtle',' carapace'  location found etc - but there's lots out there to sift through!
Ah, now that I know more about 10 it should be with 12 & 13.but does ave a bit of sell in it!  Without having it in my hand it is a bit of an enigma - are you able to take it somewhere NHM - Angela Mamont Centre, good regional museum etc)? Just seen where you are based - Oxford?


Thanks again for having another look at them. I will have a look at the Centre and see if it's local enough to take it in. I will also do a bit of research as suggested. Hopefully I'll come back with some more information
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FulbrookFossilFinders
BBK wrote:
I like the fish jaw. Quite rare from what I understand. Would be interesting to see it from different angles. 

If you're still on the island, you can take it into dinosaur isle museum and they could assess it for you for free.

Nice find!


Thanks for the reply, No sadly I am back at home. I didn't think about taking them there and that is a very good idea for the next trip.

I will have a go at getting some better photos done today. Would be very cool to ID it or even at least rough age. I did think baby croc as it's a very long nose but in all very small so probably not.
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FulbrookFossilFinders
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prep01
Hello Oliver and thanks for the new photos of the ? fish jaw / ? skull. I think between us we can get close to an Id if you want to (I have a plan)! Will message you
Colin Huller
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Bill G

Try emailing pics to Dr Martin Munt at the dinosaur isle museum

martin.munt@iow.gov.uk

Cheers, Bill
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prep01
Thanks Bill
Colin Huller
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