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Rosco

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Hi All, 

Just back from Sheppey, these are some of my finds. There are a couple I could do with a bit of help identifying please -

Selection of fish verts (including nice large one) etc, Shark teeth, Nipa palm fruit, small crab carpace Glyphithyreus Wetherelli, large lovely intact crab carpace Zanthopsis Leachi
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Plam fruit below

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Crab carpace's

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Is this one below a ray vert?

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Is this one below a shark vert?

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This tooth below didn't look like a shark tooth to me? 

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Below is a Hexanchus Griseus tooth I think (cow shark)

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Is this below some kind of seed pod? or just a lump of pyrite formed around a small nodule? appears to be an opening at each end/side, so I thought maybe a type of seed pod

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Thanks All.



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Gandalf the White

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The supposed shark vert does look a lot like a shark vert however I am pretty sure that sharks don’t actually have boney vertebrae but instead have cartilage. I am pretty sure cartilage doesn’t fossilise to well same applies to the ray vert however by the looks of it I would agree that they are shark and ray verts. The weird tooth might be a predatory fish tooth because it reminds me of the fish teeth at Aust cliff because of the long indentations all around it and the very circular base. Not sure on the cow shark tooth. The final picture is probably just a geological phenomenon however I cannot help thinking about its resemblance to a shrivelled up seed. Just pointing out I am not an expert on this field of fossil hunting.😀
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Bill G

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Large crab Zanthopsis sp. leachii I think. Small one, Glyphithyreus wethereli. Odd tooth is a Cymbium proosti. a mackerel sp. Your Hexanchus looks like a Notorhynchus sp. to me. Last is a small module with pyrite veins. (can’t italicise on my iphone)
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