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    moleskin
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    Possible fossil from Westbury on Severn

    Post  moleskin on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:16 pm

    I know its small but would appreciate an opinion on a find this week. Interesting rock or possible dinosaur bone fragment

    "Fossil" is around 4cm long and was found at the Garden cliff beach at Westbury on Severn this week.

    Thanks Mark

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    Re: Possible fossil from Westbury on Severn

    Post  moleskin on Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:05 pm

    Another forum suggested Pachystropheus Rhaaticus interclavicle bone and checking the literature on the Rhaetian group it looks like a good shout. Pachystropheus Rhaaticus was a metre long reptile a bot like a small croc from around 200m years ago if i have my facts straight.

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    Re: Possible fossil from Westbury on Severn

    Post  Knochie on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:39 pm

    Hi Mark,
    not quite a croc, think more like the marine iguana on the Galapagos Islands,(as yet no teeth found or attributed to Pachystropheus).

    Four footed beastie in the pic is a representation of Pachystropheus, the others being from the top, Birgeria, icthyosaur, an ostichthyian and a hybodontid shark.




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    Re: Possible fossil from Westbury on Severn

    Post  moleskin on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:57 pm

    Many thanks Pete i had struggled to find a drawing of one really appreciate it

    Cheers

    Mark

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