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Yup = belemnites!

Colin Huller
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Bas


I found these last year and was just wondering if any one could hint towards possible ids. I found the vertebra seperate from what i think are bones but i did find the 'bones' together in a grey nodule.
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the vertebra has a lump of tough matrix on the back, so i didn't think it was worth taking a photo and all the 'bones' are flattened one end (left in the photo)
 
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Bas
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Olenus
Hello Bas, It looks like a Ichthyosaur vertebra and ribs. Well done.
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Bas
Cool, had a feeling but just comfirming. Not as good as some of the recent posts though!
 

Bas
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dinogary
still great finds bas , well done
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spider
Bas, some great finds there, Congratulations Thumbs Up
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ThomasM
Very nice finds there, I like the vertebra. I'm not sure about the ribs though, I think I may be able to see a bit of calcite at the end of the middle rib, are you sure they are not sections of belemnites? I have some from Charmouth that are virtually identical, I have to say, the bottom one in particular looks rather belemnite-like. Could you post a photo of the end?

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Thomas

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prep01
Hello Bas & Thomas - I agree with you Thomas, the 'bones' don't look like ribs to me, but I'm wondering if they could be bones from somewhere else on the Ichthy as only the middle one is belemnite shaped. Some more pics might help.
Colin Huller
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ThomasM
The bottom one looks belemnite shaped as well, possibly something like Bairstowius or Hastites, and the top one looks like the end of a belemnite nearest the phragomocone. They don't really look like ribs at all I'm afraid.
Thomas

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Bas
heres a photo from the ends they are lined up as in the photos
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Bas
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ThomasM
Definitely belemnites, sorry!

Thomas

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quagga
look like belemnites to me


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Bas
Booo! oh well. The one at the bottom of the stack i had my doubts about but the other two seemed to have a edge running down one side making me think bone (plus in cross section they had different centers)
 

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Bas
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Bas
I'll try and get some pictures tomorrow.
 

Bas
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spider
Belemnites are brilliant fossils, Go find some complete ones now you know the spot Thumbs Up
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Bas
Oh please dont get me wrong, any find is always a brucie bonus!. Unfortuately don't often get the chance to go to lyme, but i do know where to head next time!!Smile
 

Bas
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TqB
Spider's right, leave some for me! I think the bottom belemnite (in your first photo) is probably Hastites spadixari from near the top of the Stonebarrow Marl.
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