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Found 63 results

  1. Belemnite

    Hi everyone, Attached are pictures of three small fragments of belemnites I found three days ago in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, UK. In the first picture, two of the belemnites are what I usually find in the lake but one of them looks significantly different. It looks like it is coated in thick white stuff (which I cant identify) which almost makes me believe this may not even be a belemnite fossil. Can anybody tell me what this is please? Is this even belemnite? Thanks, Bong
  2. Edwards Formation Rudist Identification

    A few weeks after my mother found her most recent cidarid in an Edwards formation check dam, I took a few minutes to swing by the same dam to see for myself what else could be found. Within minutes I dug up a cylindrical fossil that for a few weeks puzzled me due to its resemblance to a belemnite phragmocone. Then on Wednesday night I went to the DPS meeting and afterwards met briefly with Professor Andy Gale and showed him this specimen. He identified it as a rudist and immediately corroborated that with another DPS member familiar with rudists. What confused me is that it doesn't look like any of the other rudists that I have found in the Edwards. So far in my research I have found there to be 4 predominant rudist genera in the Edwards, which are listed in the tags. From pictures online I can't seem to definitively match this fragment to any of them, but it at least resembles some caprinid rudists I have seen online that are not from the Edwards. I know there must be many more rudist genera in the Edwards that I am unaware of, so I am hoping anyone more familiar with rudists than me could at least narrow it down to more than just a likely caprinid. The specimen is 3.75 cm long (Fig. 1), 4.2 cm in diameter at its concave end (Fig. 20), and 4.1 cm in diameter at its flat end (Fig. 22). I really know next to nothing about them so any help is appreciated. If anyone wants to compare this with the many other rudists that I have found from these Edwards dams, see the excessive amount of pictures in this thread. Fig. 1. Fig. 2.
  3. Today i carried this battlefield back up the cliff. I’ve been looking for a decent fresh one for a while. Unfortunately they are all quite heavy, like this one! I think a bit of pen work and it will reveal even more! anyone know the species?
  4. Recently I wasnt very active here but I managed to find a couple fossils in the meanwhile. A week ago I planned to visit the Pliensbach near Holzmaden in Germany. The Pliensbach is a type locality for the so called Pliensbachium, a time period in the lower Jurassic. On the way I saw an old pile with some jurassic rocks and stopped there. Luckily I was able to find some fossils there! Here is a picture of the view I had on the top of the pile: Belemnites are very common there but I found two really nice and big ones. Both are about 15 cm long and they seem to be Acrocoelites(?) ( @TqB ). They are one of my best belemnites until! I also found remains of a very rare layer with many sea urchins and sea urchin spines in it. Too bad I wasnt able to find some urchins but I found some cool plates with many spines. At the top of the pile I found some ammonites from the Sinemurian. I like the pyrite on them! The one I am holding is probably an Oxynoticeras and the other one is a Gagaticeras: Here is an overview: And one more detailed picture: Finally I found a piece of Loligosepia aalensis (vampyromorpha) and some fish rests. Here is a picture of the vampyromorpha: Alter my visit at the pile I was at the Pliensbach for a short time but I didn't really found something I can show. Maybe I will post one or two pictures tomorrow. Thanks for watching
  5. Hey folks, so I got a package with some various fossils I want to determine now. They were found between Herznach and Hornussen in Switzerland, so supposed to be Jurassic (Middle Jurassic). Following I have some belemnites. From left to right: 1-2: maybe hibolites and belemnopsis? 3: no idea 4-6: are these even belemnites??! 7: no idea what this is Thanks in advance!
  6. 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
  7. 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:
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

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

    From the album Holzmaden

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

    From the album Holzmaden

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

    From the album Holzmaden

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

    From the album Holzmaden

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

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 9 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Posidonia Shale).
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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..
  19. @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.
  20. 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.
  21. Belemnite Phragmocone

    Is this a belemnite phragmocone? I found this today in yorkshire.
  22. 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)
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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)
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