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    Fossil found in back garden in Wilbarston

    Post  Chapwi on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:23 pm

    Ive been asked to ID this fossil for someone that has been in contact with KAFH.
    I believe it to be a Ichthyosaur vertebra but I want a second opinion before I reply to there email.




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    Re: Fossil found in back garden in Wilbarston

    Post  Guest on Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:34 pm

    would be good to see some other angles and an indication of size but yes it could be
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    Post  Chapwi on Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:43 pm


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    Post  Guest on Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:48 pm

    Looks like a verteberry to me
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    Re: Fossil found in back garden in Wilbarston

    Post  quarryman on Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:45 pm

    Its a Pleisiosaur vert not Ichthy one.

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    Post  Chapwi on Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:51 pm

    ok cool that's brilliant Sean.
    How do you tell the difference?
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    Re: Fossil found in back garden in Wilbarston

    Post  quarryman on Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:54 pm

    In general Ichthyosaur verts are more hockey puck in shape with the centrum being relitively deep. Plesiosaur vert are thicker with the centrum being shallower in comparison to its thickness.
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    Re: Fossil found in back garden in Wilbarston

    Post  Chapwi on Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:16 pm

    ok thats great thank you

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