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Found 212 results

  1. Dear TFF, I have these two Callovian ammonites for exchange. The first is on matrix and wood wax has been applied to it. I would like paleozoic material (especially devonian invertebrates) for my teaching collection, but I am open to other proposals. Thank you.
  2. Kepplerites sp. (Neumayr & Uhlig 1892)

    From the album Middle Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany

    8cm. herveyi zone Rotes Erzlager Early Callovian From the Wutach Valley
  3. I went for my first proper collecting excursion in about a month yesterday (I don't count the bike trips to the shark tooth site, since that's more of a light snack). I'd decided to take another look at one of my old sites in the Callovian in the Wutach Valley. As is sometimes the case, I forgot my camera (sorry), so there won't be any on the site photos, but I thought I could at least show you the best finds which I just finished prepping. First a Pyrgotrochus macrocephali gastropod and then a Kepplerites sp. ammonite. Both are relatively seldom, so I was happy to add them to the collection. The last two are well-preserved Choffatia sp. and Macrocephalites sp. ammonites.
  4. From the album Brachiopodes, Shells, corals, sponges......

    Inside of a Terebratula (Glossothyris) Callovian Normandy France
  5. From the album Brachiopodes, Shells, corals, sponges......

    Rugitela biappendiculata lower Callovian Marnes de Donfront Degré France
  6. From the album Brachiopodes, Shells, corals, sponges......

    Torquirhynchia torquata lower Callovian Normandy
  7. One of my customers is keeping me quite busy lately. Last week he brought me among other things a relatively large, 22cm. diameter Callovian Choffatia ammonite from the Wutach Valley with another few smaller ones plus a belemnite attached. He asked me to send him play-by-play photos, which I did, so I figured I might just as well show them to you guys as well. Here are pics of both sides in the raw. As you can probably tell, it was extracted in 3 pieces which he glued back together. You can barely see the belemnite on the right in the middle of the first photo and the smaller ammos are at the bottom right in the second one. First step was to remove as much matrix as possible with the stylus, but soon after I started, the bit with the ammonites and the end of the living chamber popped off at a hairline crack, so I set them aside for reglueing at a later point. Here's how both sides looked after a few hours with the stylus and also after glueing the above mentioned pieces back on.
  8. From the album Ammonites

    Oecoptychius refractus (REINECKE 1818)Callovien moyen Deux-Sèvres - France
  9. Peek-a-Boo

    Yesterday I posted something here from my recent trip to the Callovian and now I've just finished prepping something else worth showing. It's a somewhat compressed Macrocephalites jacquoti ammonite with a diameter of 12cm. You may have noticed, particularly in the second photo, that there's a crack running through it. And this is what happens when you open it up. It had already broken into these two pieces as I was extracting it at the outcrop. Instead of glueing them back together as I usually do, however, I decided to leave it as is after I'd abraded the shell, since the view of the crystallized chambers is quite pretty. It makes a nice sort of "surprise egg", don't you think?
  10. Multiblock 13

    From the album Middle Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany

    Containing 4 Choffatia sp. ammonites and a piece of belemnite rostrum. 12x12x6cm. The 4th ammonite is hidden on the back side and can only be seen in profile in the last photo. herveyi zone Early Callovian From the Wutach Valley area.
  11. Another Multiblock

    We're still allowed to move about freely here in good old Baden-Wuerttemberg, so I figured as long as this is still the case, I'll mosey along to my spot in the Callovian in the Wutach Valley. A friend of mine has been working there recently, so I was hoping for some more fresh exposure and sure enough, he'd opened up some new possibilities for me. Spent the good part of the day prying and hammering and came up with a few nice things. Here's the first and probably the best which I just finished prepping this evening. A multiblock measuring 12x12x6cm with 4 x Choffatia sp. and a bit of belemnite. The 4th small ammonite can't be seen in the photos since it's tucked away tightly on the back.
  12. Cadoceras quenstedti (Spath 1932)

    From the album Middle Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany

    5.5cm. herveyi zone Macrocephalen-Oolite Early Callovian Found on a field near Blumberg, S.W. Germany
  13. Macrocephalites jacquoti (Douvillé 1878)

    From the album Slices

    10cm. I decided to cut it because of the damage to the shell and I figured that there must be a few good chamber geodes within. herveyi zone macrocephalen oolite Early Callovian Wutach Formation Found on a field near Blumberg in SW Germany.
  14. Pyrgotrochus macrocephali (Quenstedt 1858)

    From the album German Gastropods and Bivalves

    Diameter 6cm., height 4.5cm. herveyi zone macrocephalen oolite Callovian Wutach Formation Found near Blumberg, SW Germany
  15. Hi there, I'm working at the moment on cataloguing my collection. 98% or so has been self collected over the years. Lately i've cataloguing my fossils from "les Vaches noires" cliffs in normandy / France. Im not finished yet, but i think i should share. So heres my flickr galery "les Vaches Noires " : https://flic.kr/s/aHsmKUCQse i hope you will enjoy.
  16. From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    7.5cm. Kellaways Beds Early Callovian Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire
  17. Steneosaurus sp. (St.Hilaire 1825)

    From the album Vertebrates (other than fish)

    2.5cm. Tooth. Obtained on a trade with Strepsodus. Lower Oxford Clay Callovian Middle Jurassic Found at Maxey Pit, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK
  18. Metriorhynchus sp. (Von Meyer 1830)

    From the album Vertebrates (other than fish)

    11mm. Tooth. Obtained on a trade with Strepsodus. Lower Oxford Clay Callovian Middle Jurassic From Must Farm, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridge, UK
  19. Two days in a row!

    Yesterday I reported on a trip into the Kimmeridgian, and now I'm happy to say that I spent the day today in the Callovian. I was suffering from cold turkey, since I hadn't been out for a proper hunt (not counting the short stints on the bike to the shark tooth site) for at least 3 weeks. This time it only started raining 10 minutes before I left the site, so I managed to skirt the danger of slipping down the slope on the way back up to the car. This time I had 5 hours to play around. There was a lot of work to do, so I was pretty tuckered out by the end of the day, but I stopped in for meatballs and rice on the way home, so that cured it pretty quickly. Now I just need to get under the shower. The preservation at the selected spot at the site wasn't always ideal. Lots of bits and bites amongst the complete ones, but only the prep bench will tell the story in the end. I took along my camera, so I'll let the pictures tell the story for the time being. Continued...
  20. Trip to Yaxley pit, Peterborough, UK

    Here are some interesting small fossils I found on a recent trip. The fossil in the first three pictures is 8mm long. The next two are of a flat fossil about 13mm long
  21. Hey all, I thought I would make a thread to show some of my shark teeth that I have collected from the Oxford Clay formation (mainly the Peterborough Member), feel free to comment if I have misidentified anything! Pre-Apologies, some of them are quite small.. Cheers, Jacob.
  22. Choffatia sp. (Siemiradzski 1898)

    From the album Middle Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany

    6cm. herveyi zone Early Callovian Found on the Eichberg in the Wutach valley.
  23. Choffatia sp. (Siemiradzski 1898)

    From the album Middle Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany

    9cm. herveyi zone Early Callovian Found on the Eichberg in the Wutach valley.
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