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will stevenson

Nice report and some great finds:)

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Ludwigia

Thanks for the report which brought back memories for me. A good book to help you identify your finds is "Fossilien sammeln in Südfrankreich" by Gero Moosleitner. But maybe you already know about it?

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nala

Great finds and reports!

:thumbsu:

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RuMert

Nice ammonites! That thing doesn't look echinoid IMHO, it's striped. Need bigger photos. The teeth is from something like Sphenodus, I believe

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Monica

Congratulations on a successful hunting vacation!

 

Your first ammonite is especially beautiful :i_am_so_happy::ammonite01:

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gigantoraptor
19 hours ago, will stevenson said:

Nice report and some great finds:)

Thanks Will.:)

 

18 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Thanks for the report which brought back memories for me. A good book to help you identify your finds is "Fossilien sammeln in Südfrankreich" by Gero Moosleitner. But maybe you already know about it?

Well, I did not know that book. I'll try to find an online copy of it, thank you very much for the suggestion.:)

 

18 hours ago, nala said:

Great finds and reports!

:thumbsu:

Thank you:)

 

18 hours ago, RuMert said:

Nice ammonites! That thing doesn't look echinoid IMHO, it's striped. Need bigger photos. The teeth is from something like Sphenodus, I believe

Yeah, the stripes were weird to me too. Truth is I have no idea what this thing is. Thanks for the ID on the shark tooth:)

 

15 hours ago, Monica said:

Congratulations on a successful hunting vacation!

 

Your first ammonite is especially beautiful :i_am_so_happy::ammonite01:

Thank you.:) After that first ammonite I really felt I was off to a great start.

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jpc

great report.  What kind of snakes did you encounter, or watch out for?  I know Europe has at least one venomous snake... did you see one?  

 

 

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gigantoraptor
10 minutes ago, jpc said:

great report.  What kind of snakes did you encounter, or watch out for?  I know Europe has at least one venomous snake... did you see one?  

 

 

Greatest caution has to be for the vipers, which are the most dangerous for humans. I did not know exactly which ones I saw, as they usually quickly hide once they hear you coming, but they could very well be vipers. Anyway, always best to be cautious. 

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taj

Great trip . I am not so sure about  Aconeceras nisus(aptian).   These are somewhat slim compared to your pics , also the umbilic doesn`t quite match . Looks rather close to Neollissoceras sp. ( Valanginian ). I`ve collected  Olcostephanus  crushed flat  in the same layers that look very much like your unknown fossil ...

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Max-fossils

Seems like I'm about 2 weeks late to the party, but cool finds! :fistbump:

 

On 7/28/2020 at 9:20 PM, gigantoraptor said:

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This picture definitely does look a LOT like the site of Carniol, and the preservation of your ammonites is also very similar. However, I think @taj is correct, most of your small ammonites don't look much like Aconeceras nisus. That species is quite thin, while your specimens look a good bit thicker. And I think that the abundance of Aconeceras (and Dufrenoyia/Deshayesites/Neohibolites) is one of the key aspects about the 'Gargasian', which makes me think that your layer is probably not from the same formation, given you seem to have none of those species. By the way, I went back to Carniol last summer and this summer, and found some good stuff, especially this time, so I'll make a trip report sometime soon hopefully :) 

 

On 7/28/2020 at 9:20 PM, gigantoraptor said:

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This ammonite is gorgeous btw :envy:

Overall, well done with your finds, and thanks for sharing the nice trip report!

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Everhardus

The layers in the Ardeche are not the same as in Carniol although these sites look very similar. There was a description of these sites on the Dutch fossil site but i can’t find it anymore but my guess would be Tai is right, this could very well be Valanginian.  If it is you could identify some of these finds using Gero Moosleitners book as was suggested earlier.  

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taj

To compare , here are a few pics from my only  Aconeceras nisus . They are quite seldom in the ocidental facies of the Gargasian stage . You will note the quite involute shape of the shell and the sharp ventral side which differ strongly from your pics ( sorry for the pics within the ziplok, but as you noticed in pic 3 I found another victim of pyrit decay while looking for it . Since this site has a low yield and was not visited often , despite giving up 100 % of my Aconeceras (1) and 50% of my Dufrenoyia(1) , I'm rather cautious ).

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On 29-7-2020 at 8:52 PM, taj said:

Great trip . I am not so sure about  Aconeceras nisus(aptian).   These are somewhat slim compared to your pics , also the umbilic doesn`t quite match . Looks rather close to Neollissoceras sp. ( Valanginian ). I`ve collected  Olcostephanus  crushed flat  in the same layers that look very much like your unknown fossil ...

 

On 13-8-2020 at 11:18 PM, Max-fossils said:

Seems like I'm about 2 weeks late to the party, but cool finds! :fistbump:

 

This picture definitely does look a LOT like the site of Carniol, and the preservation of your ammonites is also very similar. However, I think @taj is correct, most of your small ammonites don't look much like Aconeceras nisus. That species is quite thin, while your specimens look a good bit thicker. And I think that the abundance of Aconeceras (and Dufrenoyia/Deshayesites/Neohibolites) is one of the key aspects about the 'Gargasian', which makes me think that your layer is probably not from the same formation, given you seem to have none of those species. By the way, I went back to Carniol last summer and this summer, and found some good stuff, especially this time, so I'll make a trip report sometime soon hopefully :) 

 

This ammonite is gorgeous btw :envy:

Overall, well done with your finds, and thanks for sharing the nice trip report!

 

On 14-8-2020 at 1:48 AM, Everhardus said:

The layers in the Ardeche are not the same as in Carniol although these sites look very similar. There was a description of these sites on the Dutch fossil site but i can’t find it anymore but my guess would be Tai is right, this could very well be Valanginian.  If it is you could identify some of these finds using Gero Moosleitners book as was suggested earlier.  

 

10 hours ago, taj said:

To compare , here are a few pics from my only  Aconeceras nisus . They are quite seldom in the ocidental facies of the Gargasian stage . You will note the quite involute shape of the shell and the sharp ventral side which differ strongly from your pics ( sorry for the pics within the ziplok, but as you noticed in pic 3 I found another victim of pyrit decay while looking for it . Since this site has a low yield and was not visited often , despite giving up 100 % of my Aconeceras (1) and 50% of my Dufrenoyia(1) , I'm rather cautious ).

 

 

 

 

Hello all,

 

I found out the layers aren't Cretaceous at all, but rather late Jurassic. I haven't had the time to ID all ammonites, but found it out through finds of other people.

Thanks all for your advise/tips.:)

 

 

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