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Found 725 results

  1. From the album Brachiopodes, Shells, corals, sponges......

    Amphitrochus subduplicatus. (D'Orbigny 1850). Jurassique inférieur (Lias).Toarcien supérieur de l'Aveyron.Riviére sur Tarn
  2. From the album Ammonites

    Oecoptychius refractus (REINECKE 1818)Callovien moyen Deux-Sèvres - France
  3. From the album Brachiopodes, Shells, corals, sponges......

    Septaliphoria orbinyana Oppel 1856 Jurassique moyen (Callovien) Courgains Sarthe France
  4. From the album Brachiopodes, Shells, corals, sponges......

    Kallirhynchia cf. yaxleyensis (Davidson)Bathonien de Domfront (Sarthe) France
  5. Hi all, Heres the fourth tome of my fossil collection, and not the least : Trilobites - All collected by me but one. hope you enjoy https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMbxqkV
  6. Big bone from Boulonnais France

    I guess this will be difficult. The biggest bone I found with lots of strange, associated pieces. Alle are associated. Late Jurassic of the Boulonnais, France. Looks like a bowl or dome. Any ideas are welcome.
  7. Spring tide ammonite haul

    Since we have to avoid crowded places due to the current situation , it was a good excuse to go out fossil hunting in the open. We went to the beach at the Cenomanian chalk cliffs, and we were in for a big surprise. The day before we got there, there was a big spring tide, the high water levels cleaned up all of the scree piles from the winter landfalls. Lots of fossils were emerging from the lose boulders on the beach, sometimes even just laying around waiting to be picked up. We even got a few new species for our collection: Natalie found a nice Turillites scheuzerianus and I found a straight shelled Sciponoceras baculoides. And of course multiple large ammonites of the more common species like Acanthoceras and Cunningtoniceras. This might be one of the best field trips we ever got at this location. lots of ammo's: After spending most of the sunday prepping: Sciponoceras baculoides: Turillites scheuzerianus:
  8. Cypellia

  9. I went in my fav sites to look after new carboniferous plants
  10. Not a Clue.

    This specimen came to me via Sophie @fifbrindacier, @Coco and Santa. It is from the Eifelian, Middle Devonian of Col d'Aubisque, France and was labelled Calceola sandalina, which it clearly isn't, but may be a coral. Any ideas, anyone? It is sort of rectangular, widening upwards, but concave on each of the four sides. No signs of horizontal growth lines. Thank you, Adam. Reverse. 'Narrow' sides : Bottom - narrow end : Top - wide end :
  11. Hey folks... Here is a question that came up today at work. Did anyone find fossils in all the rock that was brought to the surface when the Chunnel was being built? Did any of you folks in southern UK and northern France get to have a look at these rocks? Thanks
  12. A new fieldtrip to the coast of northern France this Saturday. In the morning we prospected the beaches with Jurassic deposits whit a few friends. Not an easy place to look for fossils, but Natalie fond a large Ichthyosaur vert and I found a neat little echinoid in the shingle. At noon our local friends hat to go, so Natalie and I made a stop a little more up North on our way home. We went to the beaches at the chalky Cretaceous cliffs. Here we had a lot of luck, the sea had cleaned up the cliff falls that had occurred a few weeks back. In a short amount of time we managed to find around 6 complete Acanthoceras ammonites scattered on the beach. Time to hit the prep table again The jurassic ( Titonian ) site: The Cretaceous ( Cenomanian )site Prepping pictures will follow
  13. French trilobites ID needed!

    Hello and Happy New Year to all! Hope you all had a great time I saw these two interesting trilobite positive and negative from the Montagne Noire in France. I would be interesting in knowing their species and if they are rare/hold any value if possible (without giving numbers of course) Unfortunately 2 out of the 3 pictures are very poor quality. Hope you can still tell. Number one could be some kind of Psychopyge sp. ??? Curious to know your thoughts. Kind regards.
  14. Acanthoceras prepparation

    On our Christmas fossil hunting trip Natalie found a nice Acanthoceras rothamagense in a loose boulder on the beach, All we had to do is reduce the size of the boulder to make it fit in the backpack. A few days ago I removed a large chunk of exces matrix with a powertool. Today I took the time to prepp the whole ammonite. this is the result after 4 to 5 hours of prepwork: The final result: Acanthoceras rothamagense Upper Cenomanian Cap-Blanc-Nez ( France ) 20cm in diameter
  15. From the album Vertebrates

    Plagiolophus minor (Cuvier, 1804) Late Eocene Ludian St. Hippolyte-de-Caton Gard France
  16. Eosphaeroma sp.

    From the album Invertebrates

    Eosphaeroma sp. Isopoda Early Oligocene Mallemort Département Bouches-du-Rhône France Possibly Eosphaeroma obtusum (von MEYER, 1858)
  17. a christmas fossil trip

    Like last year Natalie and I spent 4 days on a fossil hunting trip on a few different locations on the northern coast of France. Each day a different location. The stormy weather conditions made the beaches realy favorable foor fossil hunting as lots of specimens could be found loose on the beaches. We started Saturday with Turonian sea urchins, sunday Kimmeridge clay and limestone, monday turonian ammonites and the last day mostly cenomanian fossils. Highlights of the trip were a few large ammonites ( Lewisceras and Acanthoceras ) and a rare tooth of a marine reptile from the Kimmeridge deposits.
  18. hexapoda/mantoidae/Oise /Pseudomantoida

    New Paleogene mantises from the Oise amberand their evolutionary importance THOMAS SCHUBNEL and ANDRE NEL Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 64 (4): 779–786. schuNELinsemantilagersthexapoapp006282019.pdf @Coco @fifbrindacier
  19. From the album Echinoids

    Phymosoma magnificum (Agassiz, 1840) Campanian Jarnac-Champagne (Charente-Maritime) France
  20. Dino eggs prospecting

    Last Week-end I went in the area of Aix en Provence in South of France. i wanted to find some clues of dinosaur eggs for further digging next spring. I wealked in the red badlands of the region, with nice sun and landscapes. I finally found eggshells fragments, coming from destroyed eggs because of the rain. I also spotted a few eggs in section. Enjoy the pictures ! CAN YOU SPOT THE SHELLS ? HALF EGG ABOUT 20 CM IN THE STONE
  21. Geology club excursion to the coast of France This weekend we had a 2 day excursion to the northern coast of France. First up were the Cenomanian cliffs in that area, although the use of tools was limited we were allowed to collect in the boulders laying on the beach. The stormy weather had done a great job at providing fresh material, and lots of fossils could be picked up on the beach. The 2nd day we went a few kilometers to the south were late Jurassic cliffs are exposed. There were no restrictions on collecting here, although we stayed away from the cliffs for obvious safety reasons. The fossils were sparser than on the previous location, but with a little effort we found bivalves and gastropod steinkerns , ammonites and evan a few very nice echinoids. pictures from saturday: pictures from sunday:
  22. Airabrading at last....

    So for several years i knew that getting better prepresults would have to include a air abrader. With my Junair silent compressor this was problematic as there is not enough airflow, so these last years i was limited to pen work.... A few month’s ago my beloved Junair got a leak in the tank, repair was not very cheap, so i upgraded to a much more powerful compressor, not silent but workable....I also bought a very old Renfert abrader, very cheap, which after replacing the filter set started to work very fine.... So here’s some prep results with this setup. At last i was able to prep a few of my finds from my 2012 trip to the Lafarge quarry at Belmont, France. Allthough i ‘m really happy with the results so far, it’s a very slow process, even with the replaced filterset on the Renfert. Some matrix is just too problematic for this Renfert machine. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s not effective enough, or maybe it’s because the unit is limited to 6 bar, so i cannot push it more..... At the moment i’m waiting my custom build Eckhard Petersen abrader, this unit should cover it. So i hope for more and better pix in the future....
  23. It was a Sunny day and we went to the Portlandian beach of Wimereux,northern France Many pelecypods internal mold
  24. Recognize this bone structure?

    Does anyone recognize these grooves on the outside of this bone fragment? This was found in upper Jurassic sediments in North of France, mainly marine but terrestrial is possible. I have never seen this structure before on the outside of a bone.
  25. I went today for a new carboniferous hunt,a lot of water but no rain,very nice day! A carboniferous heart?
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