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kristofer ds
good find 100percent sure its plesiosaur
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Matt79
Hi I recently found this whilst fossiling in Yorkshire found it near Whitby just between some big rocks away from the cliff and just up from the sea line ;p considering the number of times Ive walked beaches I came to the conclusion it was just a one off lucky find. I checked around for other signs but couldnt find anything at all to indicate where it hand come from encase others could find the rest.......... think its an icthyosaur vertebrae anyone care to confirm?
 

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prep01
Could you tell us the hight and diameter in mm please as it looks a bit like Plesiosaur from your photo!
Colin Huller
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gigantopithicus
 
 It seems almost too robust for icthyosaur, maybe plesiosaur?
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Matt79
weight is 565g, 10cm in width / 8cm in height and 6cm in depth...................does this information help, I only just became a member this wknd as thought this find would be useful to log somewhere so people knew.  Matt79
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Matt79
If you could let me know which it is from plesiosaur to icthyosaur it would be great, im really getting into my fossiling hunting and reading up on books/publications, thanks matt79
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gigantopithicus
 Do you have a photo that shows the end of the centrum which is in the bottom of the 1st photo? I'm a bit curious about the round markings you can just see in the 1st photo. may be nothing though tbh
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Matt79
I will take a couple more detailed photos and post shortly tnight if i can
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Matt79
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Matt79
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fossils-uk
hello matt,
it is definitely a plesiosaur vertebrae. living in whitby i have found several of these from time to time but they are not common at all. very nice. :-)
byron
fossils-uk, whitby
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TqB
Hi Matt, that is very nice; it's as Byron says, I've only ever found a bit of one compared to quite a lot of ichthy stuff.
Tarquin
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prep01
Yup, I go with Plesiosaur as well - thanks for the info.
Colin Huller
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ryanc
The preservation of the bone is extremely good - looks almost ice age - great find Thumbs Up
 

Regards,

 

Ryan
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Johnny
Definately Plesiosaur, great find!
Mud glorious mud.
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Matt79

Thanks all for the confirmation, I will be reading up on Plesiosaurs bone structures to better appreciate what I have. This is a great forum and sight everyone is really helpful, thanks

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Matt79

Just to confirm from having researched a little the vertebrae looks like it is a dorsal vertebrae from a plesiosaur. The length and general size seem to match other records from museums and national archives of various plesiosaur species.  This would also mean that it is not entirely intact and there would have been more bone structure to the two nodules and end of the fossil on the 2nd to last picture would have been more extended, extremely interesting reading :) :)

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mudbug2
Matt
Nice find, always nice to see some new bones, Don,t forget to keep going back to the same place for a while you never know what you might find from more erosion later.

 

Regards to all share the passion Mudbug..
S.H.T-N
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dinogary
nice find thanks for posting the pics Clap
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