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What I believe to be scale impressions by Dinosaurzzz What I believe to be scale impressions by Dinosaurzzz
My family and I was at a summer house in Denmark many years back. In the garden, I found this. There weren't any other fossils nearby, and it wasn't in an area with any either. Nor in a place were fossils can form.

The impressions look very much like those of scales from reptiles, but I have no idea what they are from, or if they even are scales. Any thoughts on this?
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Oh no!
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
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InkGink Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
no.
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leptoceratops Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is really cool, defiantly seems reptile, I am too interested in this to not research what it could possibly be.
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leptoceratops Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so far it seems like all of the reptiles found in Denmark have been from the Cenozoic. 
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leptoceratops Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
from what I gathered maybe it could be:

Baby Eocene leather back  www.puertovallarta.net/images/…

Palaeophis... maybe a small one

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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
They don't seem to match the turtle's scales.

Do we have any skin ipressions from Palaeophis?
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leptoceratops Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
does not seem like it. There is also the possibility (assuming the rock was in fact formed in Denmark) that it is some small Cenozoic reptile that has not been written about, described or even unearthed yet. also I just noticed that, like the idiot I am I completely forgot to mention what I think is the most likely candidate; Lazarussuchus  

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…

there are no scale impressions to my knowledge.
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Hmm, I see.
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leptoceratops Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would also like to ad that even though nothing I said was blatantly wrong, I am no expert on anything so take my statements with a grain of salt. After all I could be full of shit and not know it, as it has happened before.
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
I'm completely neutral on what the impressions are.
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Could you explain a little more on that last point? I didn't really understand :P
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leptoceratops Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't understand (as unhelpful as it is
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
When you asked if I knew "any major cities in Denmark or Germany close to the border".
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leptoceratops Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I took that out because it was stupid, Denmark is small enough that it does not matter, but I asked so I could find stuff in relation to the area you found it, but I did post what I think it could be in a comment under mine but I could be wrong.
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
I see.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could be quite a lot actually.
It's size? How big are the individual scales?
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
It's about 5,4 cm long and I can't measure the scales, because they are really tiny.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, so the scales are probably like less than a millimeter.
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Yeah, definetely.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely looks like it could be scales indeed.
Maybe it would pay off to scout the area for more fossils. In any case it couldn't hurt.

How old are the stratigraphic layers where you live? Where I live they are very young (where I live it has been deposited a few thousand years ago).
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2017
Well, the area I found it in is in Denmark, which is hours and hours away from where I live so I can't do it anytime soon. Maybe I can do it in the summer if I'll go on vacation there again this summer. But I doubt I will find any. It just layed in the middle of some dirt. It could not have formed anywhere near that place.

I'm not sure how old the layers are here where I live, but I have found a lot of small marine fossils here of shells and similar stuff.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok.
Denmark is overal quite similar to Holland in stratigraphy AFAIK, but that's of no use if it has been carried along with a river.
Because then it could have been much much older.
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Yeah. I'm mostly curious of what the impression is from, but the age is important as well.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhu. Age is important in determining what it is though.
These reticulate scales are seen on:

lizards. Including mosasaurs and some snakes.
Some small areas on pterosaurs.
Some dinosaurs. Including bird-feet.
Could also be an artifact of the bumpy skin of certain echinodermates such as seastars.

The way it is wrapped around the rock makes me think it is maybe the last option, but I'm not sure.
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Yeah, anything is possible really.
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