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  1. A week ago my friend Diego (@fossilesdecapblancnez) sent me a message that he'd found a big lewesiceras peramplum (lower turonian, grand blanc nez formation). This is the ammonite in situ. He decided to leave it alone and come back with me a week later to extract it and carry it of the beach since it's huge. So that makes it yesterday. He arrived a bit early after high tide but luckily the ammonite was still there as the site is frequently collected. As you can see the pebbles moved quite a lot in a weeks time. It's good and bad, lots of erosion but a
  2. Hi, I’m newer to collecting fossils and I was just wondering if these two brittlestar fossils are real or not. The information I have on them are as follows: Ophioderma elegans,from the Jurassic; Calovian of La haute vault, Ardeche, France.
  3. A very nice WE first day The Cap Blanc Nez
  4. From the album: Plants

    Asterophyllites equisetiformis Stéphanian , Carboniferous , Graissessac ; Hérault France
  5. The second day was in the Jurassic cliffs of the Boulonnais,Northern France,with a famous local hunters who took with him! Ludovic was born on the top of these cliffs and is a real passionate ,it was hard for me to follow but i saw stunning fossils !
  6. Manticocerasman

    Late Jurassic field trip

    This time on our field trip we tried the late jurassic deposits of the northern french coast. those spots are a bit harder to prospect, but from time to time you can find vertebraten material there. This time we found quite a few Hybodont remains, 2 realy nice teeth and a spine. we also found a little piece of marine reptile bone and fish scales.
  7. So I bought this end point of a supposed deinotherium tusk from a man in France a while back. Before I purchased I asked how he knew it was deinotherium and not mammoth etc. he gave me an explanation in poor english I didn't quite understand and then said he got it from a palaeontologist in France who's name he quoted (I checked, real palaeontologist). I've attached some pics. What do you think? It's definitely very old ivory of some kind. Thoughts? It's a little over 3 inches long.
  8. oilshale

    Hemitrichas vardinis (Sauvage 1883)

    Taxonomy from Rückert-Ülkümen 2001. Alternative name: Palaeoatherina vardinis Gaudant 1976. Line drawing from Rückert-Ülkümen 2001, p. 66 : References: Sauvage, M. H.-E. (1883): Notes sur Poissons fossiles. - Bull. Soc. Geol. France. Ser. 3,11: 475-492; Paris. Ferrandini, M. & Ferrandini, J. und Gaudant, J. (1976): Decouverte d'un nouveau gisement d'Atherines (poissons Teleosteens, Atherinomorpha) dans le Paleogene de Marmoiron (Vaucluse). - Geol. Mediterr., 3 (2): 115-126, 8 Fig., 2 Taf., 1 Tab.; Marseille. Gaudant, J. ( 1998): Poissons des lignites pa
  9. I've enjoyed many trip reports that @Manticocerasman made about the chalk cliffs at Cap Blanc-Nez that I decided to make one myself. A big tide, warm sunny weather and the summer season approaching... I only like one of those 3, a big tide The goal was to visit the albian gault layers if they were visible, but they were covered with sand. I've collected some of cenomanian fauna already thus I decided to visit the turonian boulders. Hunting in the turonian is not easy, it can be hours before you see something and everything has odd shapes that could be something. Th
  10. Hello, a nice discovery today, this 4 cm stingray barb found in zanclean from the South of France This is the first time I have found this kind of fossil. Is it possible to determine the exact name of the animal? Thanks in advance
  11. A delightful open access paper is: De Winter, N.J., Vellekoop, J., Clark, A.J., Stassen, P., Speijer, R.P. and Claeys, P., 2020. The giant marine gastropod Campanile giganteum (Lamarck, 1804) as a high‐resolution archive of seasonality in the Eocene greenhouse world. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21(4), p.e2019GC008794. Researchgate PDF file More Publications of Dr. Niels de Winter Discovery and preparation of Campanile giganteum from Lutetian of Fleury-la-Rivière (France) Fossil Forum Yours,
  12. Good morning, afternoon or evening. Last weekend I purchased an Ammonite at a gem and mineral show in Conroe, Texas. The seller indicated that it was from France, but had no other information. Could anyone help me ID the ammonite from the attached pictures? I'm thinking that it's something like Harpoceras sp. but that's a Google pictures guess. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Daniel
  13. cen003998

    Nautilus ID and bite mark?

    I preped this nautilus fossil recently, Wondering if the damage on the shell was caused by predation? And is it Cenoceras sp.? Thanks Information about this: location:Gard,France age: Jurassic
  14. Do you think it is a real fossil? I am very interested: ) want to get your advice first. From France (according to seller) Thanks!
  15. Not a lot of finds,but a nice Sunny Day
  16. Manticocerasman

    Enchodus Jaw

    Last weekend we have been to the coast of France to look for fossils in the chalk. We found the usual ammonites, but I also saw some fish remains sticking out of a boulder. At first I thought to leave it since it looked very brittle. Natalie convinced me to take my time to try to extract it. She put some paraloid on it in the field and I removed the fossil with a knife. At home she consolidated the matrix and prepped the piece. She sure was right to take the fossil home , it turned out to be a really nice Enchodus Jaw. (moral of the story, always listen to the missus
  17. Nipponites

    Ammonite bite mark?

    Hello, I have bought this ammonite, only knowing that it is from Montreuil-Bellay, France. To me it looks like Perisphinctes virguloides, but I am not sure, any ideas? After examining it nearly, I noticed a hole, that looks to perfect to have been made. What do you think about it? Ruler is in cm. Thanks!
  18. fifbrindacier

    Zigzagceratinae ?

    Hi everybody, i need help to identify that Oxfordian Perisphinctidae i found yesterday in a quarry of Charente, South-West of France. I think it could be a Zigzagceratinae indosphinctes, but that's only a supposition. I also thought it could be a choffatia, but i don't know if they can be that big (an important part of it is lacking) as you can see on the second pic with my friend's hand as scale. The scale on the first pic is in inches. Thank you for your help.
  19. Before Easter,a nice hunt in the carboniferous today :)in situ pictures
  20. Hello, is it possible to know the exact species of this echinocorys? It was found by me a few years ago in France, in Normandy in the Cretaceous cliffs of the Pays de Caux. its size seems huge to me! I have never seen one of this size cm: 9 X 8.5 X 8.3 inches: 3.54 X 3.34 X 3.26 Thank you in advance for your comments
  21. From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    “Oise Amber” Creil, Oise Department, France Argiles à lignites du Soissonnais Lowermost Eocene (~56-53 Ma) Specimen C (Left): 0.4g / 15x12x5mm Specimen D (Right): 0.3g / 10x10x8mm Lighting: Longwave UV (365nm) Entry nine of ten, detailing various rare ambers from European, Asian, and North American localities. French amber localities are extremely numerous and are found in 35 departments. There are at least 55 Cretaceous amber localities, contained mainly within the southern half of Franc

    © Kaegen Lau

  22. From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    “Oise Amber” Creil, Oise Department, France Argiles à lignites du Soissonnais Lowermost Eocene (~56-53 Ma) Specimen C (Left): 0.4g / 15x12x5mm Specimen D (Right): 0.3g / 10x10x8mm Lighting: 140lm LED Entry nine of ten, detailing various rare ambers from European, Asian, and North American localities. French amber localities are extremely numerous and are found in 35 departments. There are at least 55 Cretaceous amber localities, contained mainly within the southern half of France; three F

    © Kaegen Lau

  23. From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    “Oise Amber” Creil, Oise Department, France Argiles à lignites du Soissonnais Lowermost Eocene (~56-53 Ma) Specimen A (Upper Left): 0.5g / 14x13x12mm Specimen B (Upper Right): 0.35g / 13x9x7mm Specimen C (Lower Left): 0.4g / 15x12x5mm Specimen D (Lower Right): 0.3g / 10x10x8mm Lighting: 140lm LED Entry nine of ten,

    © Kaegen Lau

  24. cen003998

    Ammonite Id help

    This ammonite is from France,but I don't know what species it is. Please help identify, Thanks!
  25. WOW a eureka moment..... a publication using specimens in private collections...so It can be done and should be done. My hats off the the authors and hopefully it sets off a new standard for publications. One of the authors is well known paleontologist Eric Buffetaut Abstract: Dinosaur remains found at the Vaches Noires cliffs (Calvados, Normandy) have usually been discovered by amateur palaeontologists. The bones come from carcasses which drifted away from a nearby land (Armorican Massif) during the upper Callovian and lower Oxfordian. Most of these bones belong t
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