paleontology
Fossil bones from Yorkshire

My mother is from Yorkshire so we had many holidays in our childhood there and every time I would go fossil hunting with my father, found many ammonites, shell fossils but once found this.

Yorkshire fossil discovery

It used to be twice as long but my father wouldn't take it all so broke it and I chose this half.

Or a possible dinosaur vertebrae

Always wondered what it was a fossil of but never had the chance to research it before now.

Fossil Collector: Bixybee

Location: Saltburn, North Yorkshire, England

[Editor: Wow, nice find! We hate the thought of you leaving part of it behind. We are going to hope someone can provide us with a positive identification, but it looks as it you have found several vertebrae of something like a mosasaur or possibly even a dinosaur. Please leave a response if you recognize this find or just wish to comment.]

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One Response to “Yorkshire Mosasaur?”

  1. Thomas says:

    Great find, these are Ichthyosaur vertebrae – not Mosasaur as they cannot be found at the location. Well done, a string of verts like this is a rare find indeed, hope it was not split up.

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