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  1. Ammonites Bavaria

    Hello, I have found these ammonites a few years ago in Bavaria, Germany. These are found in an area roughly 20km from Solnhofen (Jurassic). I beleave the geological formation in this area is a little older then the formations in Solnhofen but i can't find proof if this. I hope these pics are of enough quality to provide an ID. Regards, Arno
  2. Some bones from Mistelgau

    Recently I visited a clay pit near Mistelgau in Bavaria. It's a kinda famous quarry because of the "belemnite battle field". Huge plates with hundreds/thousands belemnites come from there. But you can also findother fossils like ammonites and also bones. I already was there a few times and I mainly found ammonites and of course belemnites. But this time I also found some bones in the area of the Belemnite battle field. They were just laying therebut it was kinda difficult to find them because they are round, Belemnites are round etc. so I more or less crawled through the quarry So here are two picture of the quarry: The typical ground there: Lots of belemnites, some ammonites and very rare other fossils like bones. I found two types of bones. Firstly Ichthyosaur paddle bones: Here is a picture of all the paddle bones I found (unprepped): Mostly they were kinda small but I was able to find a nice one with a length of 3 cm: And here is another detailed picture of a small one (1cm)
  3. A new pufferfish from Germany

  4. The oldest yet specimen of Archeopteryx discovered again in Germany https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/01/26/Scientists-discover-11th-Archaeopteryx-fossil-the-oldest-yet/4261516973210/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2
  5. I recently found this pair of Pleuroceras ammonites when splitting some concretion material I brought back from Buttenheim in Bavaria, Germany which I visited last May. From the Pliensbachian Spinatum Zone, Lower Jurassic. I wish I brought back more of that concretion material since it was so rich in complete ammonites.
  6. Lytoceras siemensi (Denckman 1887)

    Calcitized phragmocone.
  7. Joannites cymbiformis (Wulfen 1793)

    Calcite mold.
  8. Sutneria platynota (Reinecke 1818)

    These little guys are the index fossil for the platynota Zone. They are the microconch to Physodoceras sp. Old German Chronostratigraphy: Malm (Weissjura) gamma 1
  9. Pleuroceras apyrenum (Buckman 1911)

    This sample still has a white substance covering it which is original shall material. This is the index fossil for the apyrenum subzone. Old German Chronostratigraphy: Lias (Schwarzjura) delta Literature: Simonsen,S. et al (2012): Die Tongrube Buttenheim, 2. überarbeitete Auflage, Verlag Der Steinkern
  10. Pleuroceras solare (Phillips 1829)

    Remnants of the original aragonite shell were still on this fossil when found, but they were removed in order to expose the pyritized steinkern mold. The overwhelming majority of the fossils at Buttenheim show this type of preservation, although pure or partial calcite molds also occur. This is also the index fossil for the solare subzone, which is only recognized in Germany. For information on identification of this species see Pleuroceras spinatum under Collections. Old German Chronostratigraphy: Lias (Schwarzjura) delta Literature: Simonsen,S. et al (2012): Die Tongrube Buttenheim, 2. überarbeitete Auflage, Verlag Der Steinkern
  11. The first three photos show an extremely well-preserved specimen of this species which was gifted to me by an aquaintance. The last three show an accumulation of strongly pyritized ones from the clay pit at Buttenheim in Bavaria, the largest of which has a diameter of 5cm. This is the index fossil for the spinatum zone and also for the spinatum subzone, an informal designation in Germany. The clay pit at Buttenheim is world-reknowned for its upper Pliensbachian ammonite fauna. It is one of, when not the best site worldwide for studying the breadth of variation and development of form through time, particularly of the various species of the genus Pleuroceras. Zones, subzones and horizons are all easily accessible and layed out like the pages of a book here. This species looks quite similar to P. solare, but is relatively easily distinguishable upon closer study. The extremely strong ribs rise to a point slightly above the keel, whereas the somewhat weaker ones of P.solare lie a little below its keel. The whorls of P.spinatum are also somewhat wider than those of P.solare. Old German Chronostratigraphy: Lias (Schwarzjura) delta Literature: Simonsen,S. et al (2012): Die Tongrube Buttenheim, 2. überarbeitete Auflage, Verlag Der Steinkern
  12. The last three photos show a specimen from the Whitby Mudstone Formation in Yorkshire in pyrite conservation. The diagnosis for distinguishing this species from D.commune, which is quite similar, can be found in the collection here under that species. Literature: Howarth, M.K. (1973): The Stratigraphy and Ammonite Fauna of the Upper Liassic Grey Shales of the Yorkshire Coast. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Geology. Vol.24 No.4
  13. The quality of preservation of the fossils at this world famous site is outstanding. This sample is practically complete, just missing the last portion of the body chamber. It gives its species name to both the lithographical unit and the zone. Lithography: Parkinsonien-Oolith Old German Chronostratigraphy: Dogger(Braun Jura) delta Literature: Callomon et al (1987): Zur Stratigraphie des Mittel- und unteren Oberjuras in Sengenthal und Neumarkt/Opf. (Fränkische Alb). Stgt. Beitr. B132 Schmidt-Kaler et al (1992): Wanderungen in die Erdgeschichte: Sulzkirchen & Sengenthal. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil.