GuidesMagazineShopBuy FossilsJoin Hunts
Matthew Myerscough

Found this at Llantwit Major today in South Wales whilst fossil hunting.

We're not experts but my girlfriend (doctor) thinks the structure looks like bone when viewed close up!

Perhaps scapula bone?

Found lots of other fossils but nothing like this (also other fossils in the same rock).

Really interested to hear what others think!

Many thanks

Matthew

20190526_174401.jpg    
 
20190526_174127.jpg  

20190526_174417.jpg    
20190526_174146.jpg 

Quote 0 0
prep01
Hello Mathew and welcome to you and your girlfriend to the forum. It is a very nice section thrugh (I would suggest) is a 'long bone' af a marine reptile, but I'm no 'bonehead' I'm afraid. Well spotted and well photofraphed.
Colin Huller
Quote 1 0
Matthew Myerscough
Hi Colin,
Great to hear from you, many thanks for taking the time to reply.  That's great to hear you also think it's a bone - we're very pleased with our find (even though it remains in the rather large rock on the beach!)
I've been back today, but couldn't find any other bones nearby.
I did find some other interesting fossils which I will try and post on here soon.
Thanks again, hope you've had a good weekend
Matthew
Quote 0 0
Welsh Wizard
Hi Matthew

It certainly looks like an ichthyosaur scapula. Bone finds from Llantwit are surprisingly rare considering how much beach there is.

It’s a great find. Keep looking and you might find a skull.

Nick

PS, that looks like a bone fragment in your other post
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, then you're probably right".......Henry Ford
Quote 0 0
Matthew Myerscough

Hi Nick,

Many thanks for your response, great to hear that you agree with our identification.  Finding a skull or other bones would be incredible!

You sound like you might live locally?  More than happy to show you where the bone is if you're interested?  A more experienced collector might see something we've missed, and perhaps you could give me some hints and tips for finding more (e.g. should we be trying to break rocks near the bone?).

I've also been reading that Lavernock is also a good area to try around here.

Thanks again

Matthew

Quote 0 0
Welsh Wizard
Hi Matthew

Yes I’m from Llantwit, I grew up there but live in Lancashire.

I’d probably leave the bone as those rocks are pretty tough to prepare and the bones already eroded somewhat and I suspect it’s just a single loose bone.

I’ve seen the odd plesiosaur and ichthyosaur vert in those rocks and I once found a good sized ichthyosaur vert in the black shale but not a lot else.

Lavernock can be OK but is over collected but there are miles and miles of Jurassic coast from Dunraven to Cardiff.

Good luck

Nick
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, then you're probably right".......Henry Ford
Quote 0 0
Matthew Myerscough

Hi Nick,

I grew up in Lancashire, and now live in South Wales!  So looks like we did the opposite - both great places.

Thanks for the message, I'll keep looking and hope to find some other good areas along the coast between Dunraven and Cardiff.

Have a good weekend

Matthew

Quote 0 0
Write a reply...


Discussions on fossils, fossil hunting, rocks, locations, and identifying your finds.
(C)opyright 2019 - UKGE Ltd and UK Fossils - Contact us