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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Graham on March 12, 2012, 02:48:43 PM

Title: What's this?
Post by: Graham on March 12, 2012, 02:48:43 PM
  Any natural historians out there?
  I found this on a beach in Northumberland, ooh, about seven years ago.
  Does anyone know what it is/was? It measures 3 1/2" across the "spine".

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6976175055_8f8f9ddccf_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6976175093_860ec45538_b.jpg)

                 Graham. ???
Title: Re: What's this?
Post by: Beaux Reflets on March 12, 2012, 03:41:56 PM
Not a clue, but as a guess, a skull cap from a long nosed dolphin type  :-\  :(   Or a Sword Fish :legit:
Title: Re: What's this?
Post by: Beryl on March 12, 2012, 10:16:24 PM
Looks like the breast plate of a small anilmal or a large bird
Title: Re: What's this?
Post by: Graham on March 13, 2012, 07:30:47 AM
Looks like the breast plate of a small anilmal or a large bird

    10 bonus points and go straight to the top of the class!  :tup:


http://pterosaurnet.blogspot.com/2010/05/keeled-breastbone.html

   Cheers.       Graham. :)
Title: Re: What's this?
Post by: Beryl on March 13, 2012, 06:02:34 PM
Lol. I was right  :dance:
Being a wild lifer  Ive seen similar on wildlife films and things. I wasn't 100% sure but the pieces which went to a point like a blade made me think of a birds skeletal breast plate
Title: Re: What's this?
Post by: Graham on March 14, 2012, 07:39:27 AM
Lol. I was right  :dance:
Being a wild lifer  Ive seen similar on wildlife films and things. I wasn't 100% sure but the pieces which went to a point like a blade made me think of a birds skeletal breast plate

  I did think it looked a bit like that, but I was unsure about the pointy, sticky out blade type thing. Apparently it's where the big muscles are atatched to make the wings flap about.
                       Graham. :tup:


 (You see Iv'e studied this in some detail!)
Title: Re: What's this?
Post by: Beryl on March 15, 2012, 01:37:29 AM
Never mind Graham
I'm watching wildlife all the time............................... when the Apprentice isn't on
But I did a lot of study on prehistoric birds when a youngster , was very keen  and the books show their  skeletal frames. Guess it stayed in that part of my brain that occasionally functions  ::)
Title: Re: What's this?
Post by: Graham on March 15, 2012, 07:15:59 AM
Never mind Graham
I'm watching wildlife all the time............................... when the Apprentice isn't on
But I did a lot of study on prehistoric birds when a youngster , was very keen  and the books show their  skeletal frames. Guess it stayed in that part of my brain that occasionally functions  ::)

   You never know when that sort of knowledge is going to come in useful.
   I'm assuming it came from a seagull.
                    Graham.  :)
Title: Re: What's this?
Post by: Beryl on March 15, 2012, 07:12:38 PM
Can't tell the size  from a photo but looking at this......... yes you could be right

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nfglrygrl/3414514907/