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Beach find as found at Sedbury cliff  Gloucestershire, strange shark like pattern? 20200113_181704.jpg  20200113_181753.jpg  20200113_181822.jpg  20200113_182107.jpg 
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prep01
I think these are fish scales but I'm sure if one of the Petes are monitoring they will know!
Colin Huller
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Dirty Pete
Looks like an Orbiculoidea type brachiopod but I've never found one at Sedbury and I live just up the road.

Looking at the old British Mesozoic fossils book Orbiculoidea townshendi is found in the Westbury fmt which is present at Sedbury.

Pete.

PS My book is from 1975 so names may have changed. 
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fossiladdict
Cheers for replies, looking at some brachiopod images after the back of Dirty pete suggestion,certainly explains pattern. ive been shingle trawling the beach for years as i live up the road too! when i picked it up and viewed it i thought it was man made as it was so unusual
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seager07
That looks like a fish vertebrae to me...  One side is exposed, with the other hidden by matrix?

I am no expert like these guys though 
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Dirty Pete
That was my first thought too but the colour, preservation and fracture patterns are typical of the bivalve shells that are commonly found at Sedbury and that slit/gash at 2 o clock may be a pedicle opening. The reverse side looks like the broken parts of the other valve, the interior of the shell having been filled with lime mud. If it is a vert then chipping away at the side of it should expose it and prove that I'm talking out of my aris....

Pete.
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