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Manticocerasman

It has been a while since I made a decent post on this forum ( spending most of my time here in the chatroom :P )

But last weekend I took the courage to prep some of my recent and older finds.

In my older posts you could notice that I’m particularly interested in the Paleozoic fossils of my small country, especially if I can get some cephalopods.

Although they are relatively rare here, we found a few deposits wielding them, and in the quarry of Lompret a specific layer has been really productive for them.

Their conservation isn’t always very good and they might be hard to spot, but this I a selection that I made and prepped.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

https://goo.gl/photos/s1N12Vic27d49GUb9

This one had a little surprise during the prep, while clearing the goniatite I discovered a small orthocone under it. ( Manticoceras sp + orthocone: might be orthoceras or Bactrites )

https://goo.gl/photos/Ek4BYCRckhLBxNWP7

Manticoceras sp.

https://goo.gl/photos/hw1LotmNF4KzxCyp6

Multiple orthocones, the largest one judging by the position of the siphuncle should be an Orthoceras sp.

https://goo.gl/photos/thc9WLxVT6zWgrTC8

Manticoceras sp.

https://goo.gl/photos/bS4EniPSXf1miQVEA

This is one of my favorites: a double Manticoceras sp. :D

https://goo.gl/photos/exfdSJ2X1XzFtMy78

https://goo.gl/photos/oFvCtRKuWauJtKwL8

This is probably the best one in my colection: 3 complete Manticoceras and a partial one and a Orthocone. ( that last wan came loose during the prep and was glued back in position. )

I realy like the tiny specimen in the chamber of the larger one :)

Cheers,

Kevin

Edited by Kevin H.

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Manticocerasman

apparently since picasaweb has gone over to google photos I cant let the pictures apear in the thread anymore. :(

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Ash

Nice, Kev! The last one is my favourite :)

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Ptychodus04

Very cool. Nice prep

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Angie

Very nice preps, the last one is pretty awesome!

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Foozil

Wow!

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doushantuo

Personally i think goniatites are the silliest cephalopods around,with their madcap suture lines,and they deliberately try to confuse us with convergent morphs and dimorphism.

And those disgusting bathymetrical habits.....brrr

If they weren't so important in Mid Paleozoic stratigraphy,I'd ban the lot of them.

Would serve them right.

Otherwise: good prepping :D ,very good

Edited by doushantuo

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Ludwigia

Excellent finds!

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RJB

Cool stuff for sure! Nice job.

RB

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