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Rudists or... creatures?!

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markhero

Hello! 

 

These pictures are in situ of a fossil locality I discoveted in Argolis area of Greece. 

The age is Upper Cretaceus (Cenomanian). 

I believe that there are lots of Rudists fossils in sections,  the ones with circular shapes.  

 

But between them there are lots of objects similar to "fish spines" as seen on the below pictures. 

Are  they also sections of Rudists but sliced vertically? 

 

Thank you in advance! 

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Fossildude19

@abyssunder has it nailed, I think. :) 

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markhero

abyssunder  Thank you very much for the information!  Very informative reply! 

 

Next to these are the below fossils.. 

These I believe to be Rudists and their fragments... Right..??!

 

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abyssunder

You are welcome, markhero!

That is a good work, doushantuo! I came across that in 18. Febr. 2017, and down... :)

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andreas

The crossection on the first pic is a Nerineea gastropod. The by abyssunder marked ones probably too.

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abyssunder

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MOROPUS

Nerinea for sure. Quite common (and can grow really big!) in European Cretaceous!

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markhero

Wow! 

 

Thank you all for the useful information!  :fistbump:

 

I could not have asked for more detailed information!

 

Do you have any ID on the Rudist species as well ???  

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abyssunder

You could check the above very good document to find out which of the species is/are most appropriate to yours. :)

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fifbrindacier

Viva @abyssunder and @doushantuo !:1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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abyssunder

Maybe there is a Radiolites colony. Try to search in this direction.

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markhero

abyssunder They  certainly look like Radiolites!

 

 

Thank you all again for your informative feedback.

 

I feel very lucky to discover this  locality  (previously considered not to have any fossils there) and will post more pictures soon.

 

There are huge mortality snapshots of the Cretaceus floor on these mountain rocks.

 

 

 

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