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Some items found at Lavernock Point


Ichthyosaur Vert

 

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After

 

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Small rolled pebble containing a partial Ichthyosaur rostrum and teeth

 

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Towards St Marys Well Bay
 

Ichthyosaur Vert and Neural Arch

 

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From the Rhaetic Bone Bed at Lavernock
 

Small Sharks Tooth (1cm)

 

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Ichthyosaur vert from Rhaetic Bone Bed at Lavernock



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Various Verts found on the mud flats between Lavernock and St Mary's Well Bay

 

 

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Large Ichthyosaur Vert from Rhaetic Bone Bed at St Mary's Well Bay

 

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Various Ichthyosaur Teeth Found at St Mary's Well Bay

 

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Various Ichthyosaur bone from St Mary's Well Bay

 

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Couple more Ichthyosaur Verts

 

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Jurassic Plant Elatides - Lavernock Point
 

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Crinoid


 

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Your doing well from there Bow,i've only ever found one loose ichy tooth there and that turned to dust when it dried out,nice crinoid.


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Nice crinoid - what age is it ?

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Thanks Steve, Been really lucky with the Icthy teeth, have about 10+ so far Big smile
 

Andy the Crinoid is from the lower jurrasic

 

If anyone is interested below is a link to a good guide to the area

 

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Tried Lavernock and St Marys Well Bay Yesterday,very windy with showers, found a couple of mediocre Plagistoma at Lavernock and this row of 4 Ichy verts at ST Marys Well.
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Very nice Steve,
juvenile or tail verts?


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Juve by the looks of it Pete.
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Ichthyosaur Vert


 

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Nodule containing many Ichthyosaur bones and Rostrum

 

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Ichthyosaur Verts
 

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Very Water Warn Ichthyosaur Rib

 

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Unknown bone - Croc vert?
 

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Section Through

 

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Ichthyosaur Rib - total curved length is 29cm (set in plaster)

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LOVELY FIND!
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Ichthyosaur nodule
 

Neural Arch, Scapula and Unknown

 

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Reverse side showing other bones inc Verts

 

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Other side of the nodule with other various bones

 

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Ichthyosaur Basioccipital Bone (i think), would attach the last vert to the back of the skull
 

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Section of Bone - Possible end bit of Humerous or Scapula

 

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Very small Ichthyosaur vert

 

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Couple of coprolites

 

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Some Hybodus shark fin spines



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Good complete example shown in the link below


 

 
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Unknown section of marine bone

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Hi Bow
Those spines are really nice, well done.

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found a possible ichy limb bone under a damaged rib,needs prepping and would not photograph,also a single paddle bone.
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Here's a rib that Steve (plagistoma) found but kindly gave to me last weekend.
 

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I also found this Plesi vert walking back to the car

 

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Nice finds! The vert looks like it is in very good condition

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Couple of finds from last week. Also found a very waterworn Ichthyosaur vert (not shown)




 

Ichthyosaur rib, with the end tip of another rib above it.

 

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Very large piece of bone. Guessing a bit of a Plesi rib? This was from Triassic bit

 

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Picture of both for scale

 

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Very nice finds - well done!

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Good finds Bow! well done
 

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Steve, popped down Lavernock today supposedly for an hour, but turned into 3, oops. Had to buy a box of chocolates on the way home to avoid a torrent of abuse off the other half
 

Left before low tide, but I went to that spot you told me about, it wasn't fully exposed so just searched around the piles on the edges. I found a couple of broken bits of bone but 3 Plesi teeth.

 

Ended up giving one of the teeth away to a little boy, his dad however told me about a promising site in Newport, supposedly his mate found an Ichthyosaur skull in the shale there whilst fishing!!

 

 
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Nearly found the perfect Plagistoma,gutted it is slightly damaged,apart from that the day was fairly disapointing,found a couple off small Plagistoma near low tide but nothing exciting.
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Some fantastic stuff on this thread, well done guys. You can't beat marine reptiles!



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Tried Lavernock and Penarth on the weekend,met BOW1980,nothing much in the way of finds,a few possibles with Plagistomas-highlight of the day were six ducks and two tennis balls LOL
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Is "duck a l'0range" on the menu this week?

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Here's some of my finds from last saturday
 

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Steve, do you remember that pebble i showed you and your mate in the car park? Mike said it was a worm burrow, I took it home anyway and this is what popped out

 

 

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Below is my Plesi tooth that I found a couple of weeks ago

 

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Hi Bowman1980...nice Plesi tooth well done.What,s that black object with the round edge,bottom right of the tooth?

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I believe it's just gravel, I was told the area was a gravel bed from the Triassic

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Here's whats left of an adult sized Ichthyosaur.  
 

Nearly all the bones of this Ichthyosaur are broken and some show signs of predation. Steves mate Mike, finished off the prep and did a very good job considering how poor quality the bones are. 

 

It's nothing amazing, but it's my first jumble of bones.

 

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Will try and take some decent photos at some point

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Had a good haul this and last weekend, Found a few sharks teeth (Triassic), couple of Ichthyosaur teeth and a few bits of broken bone.   Also bumped into Plagistoma (Steve) last Saturday, He found a nice big bit of bone which he gave to me, no pics of that yet as still trying to prep it.

 

 

Ichthyosaur teeth

 

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This one must be a record as its tiny

 

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Picture for size comparison

 

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Worn Ichthyosaur Rib

 

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Small bit of broken bone in situ

 

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Couple of bits from last weekend
 

On top left, Sargodon Tomicus Incisor Tooth

bottom left, Severnichthys, Birgeria

Center, Plesi tooth

right, top and bottom, Synechodus Rhaeticus

far right, Hybodus Minor tooth

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Various bits of Triassic Bone

 

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from today, none prepped
 

Left to right: Bottom portion of an Ichthyosaur rib most of it is hiding under shale but approx 15cm long 

Unknown water worn bone

2 water warn Ichthyosaur ribs

Plesi tooth

two bits of bone

unknown 2 bits of water worn bone

small Ichthyosaur rib

Ichthyosaur vert (just popped the center out it has a lovely red colour)

half an Ichthyosaur vert, will try prepping from the other side

 

 

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Did a quick prep on the first fossil above. Looks like it would have been a very large rib, another rib shown for scale.
 

 

 

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Went down lavernock last tuesday for the low tide, found 3 shark spines, different type to the ones posted previously, all 3 broke into many pieces while extracting, so currently undergoing superglue treatment. 


Another guy who was there was lucky to find a large Plesi vert which was a lovely orangey/yellow colour

 

Also found an outer whorl of a large ammonite, roughly 3" thick.

 

And from a new cliff fall i found this block with at least 25 tiny Ichthyosaur ribs in it. Spent ages try to find the bits either side but no luck. Hopefully the rest of the Ichthyosaur will pop out from the cliff over the next couple of weeks 

 

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Great finds Bow,those ribs could turn out a very nice piece.
 

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Thanks Steve, I will get it prepped professionally at somepoint.
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Yesterday I walked from Penarth up towards Lavernock. I found a vert and then on the way back i spotted two bits of bone in a slab (2 foot * 5 foot * 1foot thick), after 2hrs and 45 mins of relentless hammer action I was left with this


 

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Spent a couple of hours on the big block today (not yet finished), but heres what i've got so far.

 

Looks like one of the Jaw bones from an Ichthyosaur

 

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Yesterday Steve (Plagistoma) sent me a message to say that he had left behind some bone for me at Lavernock which he had found but didnt want.
 

I hurried on down there today to pick it up and wow, it is amazing, it's hard to make out from my crappy pic below but it's lots of broken bones from an Ichthyosaur Rostrum and part of a shoulder bone.

 

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As it was sunny I thought i would spend an hour down there, glad i did as got two more really great pieces.

 

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First off a Plesiosaur vert with Neural arch

 

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And then half of a very very large Plesiosaur vert

 

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Lastly for a size comparision

 

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Great finds bow, congrats.
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