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Nelis
Hallo Redrock,

Many thanks for you reply, which I noticed only just now....
I am very happy with the piece of wood and the bone in matrix. I will contact the museum and await their reply.
Groet,

Niels

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Nelis
Hello,

I am new to this forum. I live in the Netherlands and mainly collect Pleistocene mammals (which you can find on some beaches). Sometimes I collect in the Jurassic part of the North of France as well.

This summer I visited family in Scotland. I found some Devonian fish fragments (some teeth as well) and chad the opportunity to collect for some hours in Helmsdale (Jurassic).

I found some nice corals, fossil wood, but also this bone. I think it is some marine reptile, perhaps a crocodile tibia or ulna?

I wonder what you think.

Regards,

Niels
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Bill G
Nice finds, can't help with ids though
Edited by Bill G 2015-09-21 10:44:49
Cheers, Bill
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RedRock
Niels,

Goede avond.

Coral and wood can sometimes be found. There are usually some nice pieces at the shop and museum in Golspie. The nicest piece I saw a gent on a trip collect was about 10cmx2cm and had the full annular rings. I have seen some of  the corals from Helmsdale referred to as Isastrea oblonga and Isastrea Scotica.

Not sure what the bone piece is but marine is likely. It would be good to report that find to Inverness Museum and the National Museum of Scotland and hopefully they can help ID your find.



Met vriendelijke groeten,

RedRock
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Neil Clark
Dear Niels,
I wonder if you would consider donating the bone to a museum in Scotland. I have a student at the moment who is undertaking research on the reptiles of the Helmsdale coast who would be very interested in studying it. I certainly know that my museum would be interested in acquiring it, but I am certain that the National Museum in Edinburgh would also be interested if you prefer.
Yours sincerely,
Neil Clark
Curator
The Hunterian
Glasgow
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