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Bobby Rico

Next up is another Whitby, Yorkshire specimen. Pleuroceras are difficult to ID - P. hawskerense is the classic one from there and I think that’s what I have . With my dumb dyslexic self I made a spelling mistake years ago on the label and this just adds to the confusion. 

I added Andy's excellent blog, he'd be one of the best people to identify Yorkshire ammonites but I am still not sure. Have a look and let me know your thoughts.

 

https://andysfossils.com/2016/01/31/pleuroceras-the-other-amaltheid-ammonite/

 

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Mainefossils

Very nice ammonites! Even the "ugly ones" are beautiful in my eyes. I have never collected an ammonite - they are either entirely absent or nearly so here in Maine. Please keep posting your excellent collection! :)

 

P.S. - I think that you write excellently, even with your dyslexia. 

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10 hours ago, Mainefossils said:

Very nice ammonites! Even the "ugly ones" are beautiful in my eyes. I have never collected an ammonite - they are either entirely absent or nearly so here in Maine. Please keep posting your excellent collection! :)

Thanks very much I will do. Got a few more ugly ones and some beauties too.
 

Cheers Bobby 

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 This one was too good not to keep but far from perfect . It has a very fine centre and is a rare example of an uncrushed Pavlovia pallasoides from the famous chapmans pool, Dorset. I kind of like the damaged to the shell, it is for me beautiful in form, like old flaked plaster in a once beautiful but now abandoned room. 

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Nice imagery.:)

I rather like this delicate preservation as well 

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9 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Nice imagery.:)

I rather like this delicate preservation as well 

Partials can in my eyes be as beautiful as complete or undamaged specimens. This does display nicely too. Cheers mate much appreciated. 

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Very tiny at just over 1cm. This neat ammonite is from a lost location . The Quarry is now filled in and farmed land.

 

Echiocers

Radstock Grove Quarry Somerset UK

collected in the 1950s this is definitely a treasure.
 

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Amazing old locality now completely lost to the collector. It is now a business park and private Nature Reserve.  At it’s hay day Horn Park was incredibly  productive you could collect by the bucket. The label has  been on it for at least 40 years. I think it would be easy to remove it but i feel no need to. 

 

Brasilia gigantea 

Horn Park

Beaminster, Dorset.Uk

 

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A couple of tiny ammonites between  6mm and 8mm.  
 

Kosmoceras spinosum, (SOWERBY) Oxford Clay, Yaxley Cambridgeshire
 

Kosmoceras sp Oxford Clay, Yaxley Cambridgeshire

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Bobby Rico

Finding a Lytoceras even a tiny specimen always makes a day a great collection day, the evolute shell shape makes the ammonites very appealing.

Lytoceras is a rather “conservative” genus that remained relatively unchanged from the lower lias of Jurassic up to the upper cretaceous, Lytoceras is considered a deep water genus. 
 

Toarcian Stage, Jurassic Series. 

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llminster uk 

 

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3 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Finding a Lytoceras even a tiny specimen always makes a day a great collection day, the evolute shell shape makes the ammonites very appealing.

Lytoceras is a rather “conservative” genus that remained relatively unchanged from the lower lias of Jurassic up to the upper cretaceous, Lytoceras is considered a deep water genus. 
 

Toarcian Stage, Jurassic Series. 

Lytoceras

llminster uk 

I love these! 

Hope you don't mind me posting the gorgeous Lytoceras association piece that you sent me. :wub:

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5 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Hope you don't mind me posting the gorgeous Lytoceras association piece that you sent me. 

Not at all . I remember finding this i think it was from around Northampton . Thanks for reminding me, it is really interesting piece . Cheers Bobby 

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