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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Gastropudding

    From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    A grouping of 3x Pyrgotrochus bessinus and 4x Pyrgotrochus macrocephali on a block measuring 17x11x10cm. P.bessinus has a conical form and P.macrocephali is shaped like a lentil. sauzei zone Early Bajocian Middle Jurassic From Sherborne, Dorset, UK
  4. Gastropudding

    I've mentioned in past threads that I occasionally do some prep work for a British paleontologist who hasn't the time to do the work himself. He always sends along some raw material from mostly southern English sites in exchange for the job. He knows that I like gastropods, so this time he included a nice rock, chock-a-block with various Pyrgotrochus species. Sort of like raisins in cookie dough. I didn't think (as often the case) to make a "before" photo, but I can at least show you the final result, with which I'm very pleased. 7 samples of Pyrgotrochus bessinus and P.macrocephali in a block 17x11x10cm. in size out of the sauzei zone, Early Bajocian from the region around Sherborne, Dorset.
  5. Pyrgotrochus bessinus (D'Orbigny 1854)

    From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    4.5cm. diameter. 4cm. long. Irony Bed, humphriesianum zone Bajocian, Middle Jurassic From Sherborne, Dorset, UK
  6. Pyrgotrochus elongatus

    The block measures 5.5x3.5x6cm.
  7. Pyrgotrochus macrocephali (Quenstedt 1858)

    From the album German Gastropods and Bivalves

    Diameter 7cm. Found in the Callovian layers in the Wutach Valley.
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