Here's a closeup view of the specimens.
Chris Pirrone applies vinac to the fossil vertebrae.
We collected these three vertebrae, but it was too cold to stay and dig through the sediment for more bones. I'm sure there are more; some forelimb or cranial elements would be great. I'll return to the locality once some more storm activity cleans off the cliff exposures.
During the course of my taphonomic research of fossil vertebrates in the Purisima Formation, I've found that associated vertebrate remains (two or more elements which in life are only joined by soft tissue) are extremely rare in the shallow marine fossil record (if the Purisima Formation is taken to be a representative shallow marine deposit). Indeed, this is one of a couple dozen specimens showing any degree of association or articulation.