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Arthur1

Hi

I assume these are ichthyosaur ribs collected from Whitby area. Do you think the larger oval bone in picture 3 could be a paddle bone ?


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Arthur1
...... I’ve not finished prepping yet !
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Matthew Myerscough
I'm not an expert but think you are correct, looks like a paddle bone to me.

Could have all sorts in there, certainly got a good few ribs!

Matthew
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Arthur1
Thanks for the reply Matthew - I will keep prepping to see what I uncover

....... by the way I’ve been to Lavernock a few times , ( I have relatives in Bridgend ) but have mainly found flattened ammonites - no bones at all. I’m sure I’ve been looking in the wrong place . Lovely dramatic landscape on that coast makes up for it !
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Matthew Myerscough
Yes it certainly is a fine coastline, especially over near Llantwit Major, probably my favourite bit.

I've never really found more than loose single bones, but at Lavernock I tend to concentrate searching the rocks which stretch furthest out into the sea, so if you head down the footpath to the beach, turn right, climb over the pipe, and then head as far out on the rocks as possible, if that makes any sense. No idea if that's the best spot mind! But might be worth a try next time you're down.

Good luck with the remaining prep, be interested to see if you uncover anything else.

Matthew 
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Arthur1
I’ve done a bit more prepping and I think I’ve found a paddle  femur ( or humerus ) - pictures 2 , 3 and 408E17704-1839-4FA4-9BD1-FE3CE06E109B.jpeg  213BF51C-7EED-4770-81DF-832F482C2A7D.jpeg  F12EA63F-0353-43EC-B2A1-B8FF80C09398.jpeg  38139EA5-9E5C-4E09-890A-564AF27DB9C9.jpeg  1AA543F2-0D6C-4568-B09A-59324E626497.jpeg
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Matthew Myerscough
Yes nice one, I think that's a femur. 

In photo 4, is that bone above the left end of the femur? Curious as to what it is.

Matthew 
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Arthur1
Yes it’s two round thinning circles of bone at right angles to each other. They seem too thin to be paddle bones
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