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Post by william » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:42 pm

Hi just going through what me and the Mrs found last year and came across this. Found in lyme Regis. ...any ideas? fossils not being anything I have knowledge of any help would be greatfully received. ....to me it's a skull.
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Re: Skull

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:46 pm

Wow it does look like one :-O . Could we have more pics in daylight? Looks really interesting :D

Edit: i meant of the back,etc
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Re: Skull

Post by Lowland » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:19 am

Wow that’s an interesting stone ,can’t wait to get some opinions on it.
At the least you’ve got a cool stone and at best a Fossilised skull,
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Re: Skull

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:31 am

Looks like my ducks head got around a bit :D

Love things like that, interesting .

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Re: Skull

Post by Keef the Frog » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:54 am

I'm afraid it looks like the remnant of a vein of calcite to me.

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Re: Skull

Post by william » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:16 am

Hi thank you all for suggestions. I will try to get better picturns today ...the yellow colour has only appeared in the last few days since I removed the pebble from the wet cloths I had it stored in.Its almost dusty rather than crystaline in structure?

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Re: Skull

Post by Keef the Frog » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:30 am

Hi William,
If it's going dusty it's probably due to iron pyrite.

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Re: Skull

Post by Wuntbedruv » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:47 am

Please post some clearer pictures.

I don't want to get your hopes up and then dash them but the shape looks uncannily like a baby Icthyosaur skull.
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Re: Skull

Post by shaggybfc » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:57 am

Wuntbedruv wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:47 am
Please post some clearer pictures.

I don't want to get your hopes up and then dash them but the shape looks uncannily like a baby Icthyosaur skull.
Surely that's far too small to be one? Ichthyosaurs were huge beasts, even new borns would have been half a meter long?
It's an interesting item nevertheless ::g
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Re: Skull

Post by littleboot » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:02 pm

It does look like a skull to me...and of course given the 'provenance' of where it was found.
Shaggy, I think you are probably overstating the size of new hatchlings. Otherwise mother Ichy would quickly get egg-bound. Makes my eyes water just thinking about how big an egg would be. :D
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Re: Skull

Post by shaggybfc » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:55 pm

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This is a baby and it’s head is bigger than a fist. I hope it is, as this would make for an exciting discovery ::g
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Re: Skull

Post by william » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:28 pm

hi tried to put better pictures on...how are these?
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Re: Skull

Post by william » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:32 pm

can honestly say in the hand and to everyone whos look its defo a skull.....but hey i know practically zero ....bird is what is mostly guessed at....

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Re: Skull

Post by WVAM » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:34 pm

Post it on this site for an ID https://www.discussfossils.com/ under "your finds" and let us know.

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Re: Skull

Post by thefiggis » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:46 pm

First thought on seeing that was "bird". No idea what it is or what it could be, but sometimes nature has a fanciful way of creating perfectly natural forms which we interpret as being something we think we recognise so it could also be that. Hope not, in this case ::g
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