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Angela Ashlock

Found in Vernonia,Oregon

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Angela Ashlock

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Rockwood

Looks more like a cephalopod. Nautiloid I think.

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RuMert

Goniatite probably

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Huntonia
34 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

Aturia angustata nautiloid. They're from the Oligocene, so Goniatites were long gone.

If I'm not mistaken aren't Aturia rather uncommon finds? 

 

In any case great find Angela! And a warm welcome to the forum! 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice find, Angela, and a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco. :)

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Oregon1955

Beautiful find Angela. As @Huntonia mentions above Aturia sp. are rare finds here in Oregon. I've found only one partial specimen in the Astoria formation near Newport 30 years ago. Your's is older and much nicer. There are multiple formations in the Vernonia area that your find could have come from. You should try and learn which one it is. It could help in getting your specimen identified down to the species level though @Ludwigia may have already nailed it. Best of luck in your future collecting and welcome to the forum!

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michele 1937

Aturia

 

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RuMert
11 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

They're from the Oligocene

Interesting, I didn't know nautiluses could have septa so curvy

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FossilDAWG

Aturia was possibly the furthest along the path of "re-evolving" goniatitic sutures.  This specimen has really beautiful calcitic infill of the chambers (camerae).  It might look especially great with some back lighting.

 

Don

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Ludwigia
2 hours ago, RuMert said:

Interesting, I didn't know nautiluses could have septa so curvy

Here's a Pseudaganides from the Late Jurassic.

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Planko

Congrats on the find. That is really neat.

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