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Matthew Myerscough
Hi all,
For anyone interested, a few finds from Aust last Tuesday evening.
2 vertebrae - the small one is 24mm diameter, the larger one would have been about 52mm diameter I've estimated.
I have 2 of these smaller verts from here now - does anyone know if these are likely to be from Ichthyosaur (tail or juvenile?) or something else/smaller? (pretty sure fish don't have vertebrae!).
Small fragment of bone also in pic - the structure is more coarse/larger than the other bits of bone I have collected.  Not sure if this helps identification.
Also lump of bone bed with quite a few tiny teeth - the largest I have tried to photograph, it's about 8mm in length.
Cheers
Matthew 20190818_181137.jpg  20190818_181312.jpg  20190818_181335.jpg  20190818_181345.jpg  20190818_181351.jpg  20190818_181425.jpg 
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Dirty Pete
Hi Matthew,
Nice finds, they all look like well worn ichthyosaur verts. I've found fish verts there in the past but they were much smaller/daintier and pyritic. The coarse textured bone I'd classify as indeterminate and that's probably a little severnichthys tooth in the last pic.......fish jaws and teeth from Aust make my brain hurt...
Cheers
Pete

PS If PKC is still around he might elaborate.
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P King Chef
Dirty Pete wrote:


PS If PKC is still around he might elaborate.


Hi Pete, I'm still around and drop in on the odd occasion, although not had a trip to Aust since the New Year.

Agree with your id's on the verts and tooth. I think the rolled piece of bone could be something plesi. probably a well rolled piece of limb bone.
Pete

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Matthew Myerscough
Great stuff, many thanks for the replies both!
Matthew
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