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  1. I’ve been looking through Miocene matrix from France from two sites lately. I’m posting a few pictures of what I have been finding. Note the gem jars are 1.75 inches in diameter for size reference. Site 1 I have not found many fossils in the matrix from this site. However, I did find lower teeth from two species that I don’t find on the East Coast of the United States where I usually collect. What I found in total: Centrophorus aff. granulosus 3 mm X 3 mm Deania aff. calceus 2 mm X 1.5 mm Site 2 I found many more specimens in the matrix from this site. Cookie Cutter (Isistius) teeth are very common in the matrix although most specimens are missing the roots. Cookie Cutter (Isistius triangulus ) specimens: The rest of what I found: Marco Sr.
  2. French Miocene shells

    Hi all, Here are 11 different shells, bivalves and gastropods, that I would like to be able to ID down to species level. I got them in a little bag full of these little shells, . I have a decent idea of the genus of most, but I'm lost as to when it comes to species. The shells are all from Ferriere-Larcon, Loire, France. It says on the label that they are from the "Falun de Pontelivien" ("falun" translates to "shelly", as in "shelly layer", referring to the main components of the layer: fossil shells), and that they are from the Serravallian stage of the Miocene (approx 12 mya). These are just 11 of the different species, from about an estimate of 40 different ones. These are the ones I am most interested in IDing for now. But, if you maybe have a document or so with a list or plates of all the possible species from this location/formation, that would be even better! In case better pictures are needed, let me know. Thanks in advance for the help, Max #1: Cardita sp (species... ?)
  3. siphonia multioculata ?

    I went back from Touraine (about 200 km South from Paris) and i found those two sponges which i think might be siphoniae multioculatae, but i'm not expert at all. They're quite flat. Each square is half a centimeter. What do you think ? 1) 2)
  4. During april i and a friend had the oportunity to spend a few days hunting in cretaceous of Normandy, hunting for echinoids. Day one : We drove from brittany through Le Havre to Saint Jouin de Bruneval and Antifer Cape. (3 hours and a half) We let the car on the beach parking lot and hiked south on the peeble shore looking for fossils in the boulders on the beach. The cliff is cenomanian with a bit of albian at the bottom. You have to look carefully on rocks surface for the familliar spherical shape. I found about 20 urchins but thats about it. No shark tooth, just a poorly preserved ammonite (mantelliceras) and a few rhynchonellas At some point we noticed tide was coming back faster than expected, most likely because of the wind pushing the water back. We had to quicken the pace, and made our way through the slippery covered with algae rocks. We finally managed our way back to the car and took the road to Fécamp where we had booked an hotel for the next 2 nights. some finds of the day : Crassiholaster subglobosus : Crassiholaster subglobosus : Cyclothyris difformis : See the all hunt gallery here http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/album/2849-haute-normandie-april-2018/ or on my flickr : https://flic.kr/s/aHsmiwWft6
  5. Micraster decipiens - 6

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  6. Micraster decipiens - 5

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  7. Micraster decipiens - 4

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  8. Micraster decipiens - 3

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  9. Micraster decipiens - 2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  10. Micraster decipiens - 1

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  11. Kingena elegans group

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Kingena elegans : a cretaceous brachiopod from Senneville sur Fécamp
  12. Echinoids : best from the april 2018 hunt

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Last hunt from Normandy cretaceous : best of echinoids
  13. From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Last hunt in cretaceous from Normandy : the whole loot
  14. Echinocorys gravesii - 2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Echinocorys gravesii : an echinoid from Normandy cretaceous.
  15. Echinocorys gravesii - 1 -2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Echinocorys gravesii : an echinoid from Normandy cretaceous.
  16. Echinocorys gravesii - 1 - 1

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Echinocorys gravesii : an echinoid from Normandy cretaceous.
  17. Indet shark tooth

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Indet shark tooth from Normandy cretaceous.
  18. Cyclothyris difformis - group view

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Cyclothyris difformis : a brachiopod from Normandy cretaceous
  19. Crassiholaster subglobosus - 2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Crassiholaster subglobosus : an echinoid from Antifer cenomanian
  20. Crassiholaster subglobosus - 1

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Crassiholaster subglobosus : an echinoid from Antifer cenomanian
  21. CBN brachiopods

    Hi all, Found these two brachiopods by splitting rocks at Cap-Blanc-Nez in France. Most fossils there are Cretaceous in age, but these were found in greyer rocks that felt more like clay than chalk to me. I suppose that means they are from a different layer...? If so, what would the age be (stage)? Anyways, what species do you guys think they are? Thanks in advance! Max Brachiopod #1:
  22. Bivalve from Cap-Gris-Nez

    Hi all, Wondering what bivalve species this is. Found at Cap-Gris-Nez, France. From the Jurassic. Looks like it may be a Pholadomya species to me? Not sure... Thanks in advance, Max
  23. Cap-Gris-Nez: sponge?

    Hi all, Found this at the beach in Cap-Gris-Nez, France. The fossils there are usually Jurassic, but I'm not sure if this one is from the same layers. Looks like it might be a sponge to me? Maybe not. Looking forward to your opinions, Max
  24. Oddballs of Cap-Blanc-Nez

    Hi all, Found these oddballs at Cap-Blanc-Nez, France. So Cretaceous in age. What do you think they are? I'm not even sure that they are anything, they might just be weird geologic formations. Looking forward to hearing your opinion. Thanks in advance, Max Oddball #1: (kinda flat; and the white spots are concave)
  25. What's that pattern ?

    Hi everybody. I found that piece in a pile of rejection from an ancient quarry, among inocerams, and traces of ammonites. I really have no idea of what it can be : ammonite chambers, sponge, algae... ? It is about 3,2 cm long and 1,7 cm wide.
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