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Found 58 results

  1. Belemnite Battlefields

    Would anyone have a PDF of the title below please, that I could use for some forthcoming research. Belemnite battlefields PETER DOYLE DAVID I. M. MACDONALD First published: March 1993
  2. Ichtyosaur rib

    From the album Holzmaden

    A kinda interesting combination out of an ammonite, a belemnite and a partial Ichtyosaur rib. It wasn't very difficult to prep but all in all it took about 3 hours. The belemnite is about 10 cm long and the partial rib is about 11 cm long. I found this one last year in the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. Some more pictures: And the unprepped rib:
  3. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    This one is a 14 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale). Some more pictures: This is one of my favourite Belemnite from there.
  4. Acrocoelites (?)

    From the album Holzmaden

    Another belemnite (perhaps Acrocoelites) with a length of 10 cm from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  5. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    Another 12 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  6.  Acrocoelites gracilis

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 12 cm long Acrocoelites gracilis from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  7. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    A colorful 9 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  8. Acrocoelites sp.

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 14 cm long Acrocoelites sp. from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  9. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 10 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  10. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 9 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Posidonia Shale).
  11. I have a ton of belemnites lying around, the picture does not include all of them, just a few examples of what I have, there are probably around three more batches like this I just have not found them yet, (I will post pictures when they are found). Since these are not too spectacular I am also not looking for anything serious but if anyone is interested please contact me through this or PM.
  12. South Texas belemnite?

    Hello, first post here, found what I think might be a belemnite? Unsure though. Found in dirt near drainage ditch just outside loop 1604 South side of I35, map says pecan Gap chalk but I'm no good at IDing formations, any help is appreciated. PS I have other fossils I'm unsure of from another area, new thread or here? Thanks, Raymond.
  13. Fossil ID, Kristianstad, Sweden

    Hi, I posted a fossil ID question last week, and today I went back to the very same location and searched for a few hours. I think I found some more fossils, but they look very different from what I am used to find, so I'm not sure even all of them are fossils? Thank you for your time! All the best/ Linus ----- For reference this is the previous fossil ID question with the very detailed sponge -> 1. I'm pretty confident this is a fossil. I also found a belemnite at the same location that I added for reference. It looks round, I don't think it is broken more than the "top". 2. For the record, I didn't crack the stone, It was already cracked. Inside there is something that looks very much like a sponge or very large seed. But I'm puzzled by how the stone looks overall? 3. I'm not sure this is a fossil. But perhaps it is the base of a coral? 4. I'm not sure this is a fossil either... but there were a few samples that had this peculiar look. 5. There were also a few samples of these "sausage fingers", I placed them along with the belemnite for reference..
  14. @TqB Typical fractured belemnite Cylindroteuthis pusozianna guard but with curvature towards the tip, could this be a preservational feature or maby some sort of pathology. From the Lower Oxford Clay, Peterborough formation, Callovian stage.
  15. Amateur fossil finds

    Hey, I’ve finally spent some time on the Jurassic Coast the last few days around Portland, Lulworth Cove and Lyme Regis / Charmouth beach and thought I would share what I’ve found. Not loads but my own first fossil which I’m pretty proud of even if it’s tiny lol! It’s part of a infant ichthyosaur neck vertebrae if I’m correct. Also some photos of Ammonite imprints on some big rocks and a rock I found and broke open with an ammonite imprint and possible tooth imbedded in it? Also random photos of not sure what lol let me know please what you think.
  16. Belemnite Phragmocone

    Is this a belemnite phragmocone? I found this today in yorkshire.
  17. Pathological belemnite???

    Hey! Picked up this really interesting belemnite 1 month ago when I was in Lyme Regis, England. It is very weirdly curved, I was wondering if it could be pathological. (Don’t even know if it’s possible). Maybe just a rare fossilization??? What do you think? Ps: it broke naturally so I had to repair it with glue (black line)
  18. Belemnite phragmocone

    From the album Vaches Noires spring 2018 and a bit of 2016

    a pyritized belemnite phragmocone from the callovian of "les Vaches Noires" Cliffs - collected during april 2018
  19. Hi all, Can anyone help me identify these belemnites from Speeton? They were found in the rare Kimmeridge Clay beach exposures, all in situ. The first is a stunner at 19cm long and has no distinguishing features. The second is about 12.5cm long and has a deep groove running from the tip to about halfway - is this cylindroteuthis? The third is smaller, at 8cm long, and you can just make out a similar groove (but shallower) down half of its length from the tip. Many thanks! Gillian
  20. At over 4" across, this is the last few chambers of by far the largest diameter belemnite phragmocone I've ever seen. (If anyone has one from a Megateuthis, I'd love to see it! - they don't seem ever to be preserved.) Given to me by a friend, it is in a nodule from the Jet Rock (Upper Lias, Lower Jurassic) of Port Mulgrave, north Yorkshire coast. It must have belonged to an exceptionally large Acrocoelites trisulculosus which is probably the only belemnite to occur in this bed. It's a large species anyway - typical rostra of it are 5 - 7" long but about 9" has very rarely been recorded so a bit longer may be possible. Photo 6: Not having such a large Acrocoelites in my collection, I've done a conservative mock-up of it with a smallish (9") Megateuthis and another piece of phragmocone which is my second largest... A total length of 20 - 24" seems about right. Photo 7: For comparison , I have a complete but crushed example of A. trisulculosus about 12" long, the rostrum being 6.5". 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) This should probably be stretched more... 7) A normal size Acrocoelites trisulculosus with crushed phragmocone (the strange ridged structure on top of it is a crushed on-edge Harpoceras shell mouth)
  21. Extremely rare, I never thought I'd get the chance to acquire one of these so I was very pleased when one came up for sale. Chitinobelus acifer Fischer 1981, a belemnite (or possibly belemnotheutid) whose rostrum was originally composed of aragonite with organic material. As a result, it's preserved as a compressed organic film with the aragonite lost to diagenesis. Belemnites are nearly always mostly calcite (largely thought to be primary) and preserve 3D in all sorts of rock. There is argument (quite complex) over whether this is an unusual aragonitic belemnite or something a bit different. There are prominent striations which are similar to those in the "normal" belemnite, Salpingoteuthis. From the Jurassic, Lower Toarcian Posidonienschiefer of Zell (not far from Holzmaden, Germany). As far as I know, this is the only locality it's been found. Phragmocone chambers just visible.
  22. Belemnites? Conodont?

    Greetings again TTF! The Billings formation is just filled with stuff that I can't identify! This time, I have found some glossy, cylinder-shaped things in the Billings Shale. I know that conodont elements are known from some parts Ontario and Quebec, but I think that it might be a belemnite as well. They seen to be associated with crinoid stems, brachiopods, and one Pseudogygites Lantimarginatus pygidium. They are each roughly one centimetre long. They are in the centre of the first picture and the second picture.
  23. Hello all! I am planning a trip to Dorset in the near future, and have decided on 3 locations: Charmouth, Seatown, and Lyme Regis. May I ask, what tools should I get to help me with splitting nodules, rocks, etc? Besides, any info on what time of the year to go to these locations, as well as some tide information (I heard after a high tide is the best time to collect as the waves wash out the fossils) As well as, any idea how much competition will be there? I hope I don't leave empty handed...
  24. Hello! Good afternoon to all! I have noticed that every year, the Chinese import tons of these supposed belemnites from Madagascar to resell over the internet. And now, I noticed that a Chinese seller announced on our favorite auction site that these belemnites are of the species belemnopsis tangarensis. My question is whether these belemnites of Madagascar are real even, and is there any scientific study that could actually define them as being of the belemnopsis tangarensis species? And what is the age in millions of years of these supposed belemnites? Thank you for all kind of help!
  25. Belemnite?

    This is a very recent find from the Cahaba River Valley. One person on the Facebook page identified this as a belemnite. Is this the general consensus? To my knowledge I have never seen one. I have a regular paper clip for size reference.