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Lost my label = I.D. unknown :(

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DE&i

This fossil was tucked away at the back of my Whitby ammonite collection draw with no label. I’ve asked my son if he could shed any light on how it came to be there. As it’s not like any Whitby Ammonite I’ve seen before, and to be honest it almost has a somewhat Silurian gastropod appearance to it similar to Poleumita discors which I have a few. My son is often rummaging through my fossil draws which is absolutely fine.

 

I’ve kept a record of all the fossils that have been collected over the years but unfortunately this one has slipped under the radar.

 

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Ludwigia

Looks sort of oysterish. A Gryphaea with an out of the ordinary form?

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doushantuo

"Actinostreon"?/Rastellum?

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DE&i

Hi @Ludwigia @doushantuo thank you for looking. But I'm sure it's not any Gryphea I've ever collected.

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Innocentx

What a beautiful and confusing looking fossil. It looks like ceratitic ammonite, but because the vent turns to the side I guess that's out. Great photos! 

 

Scaphites?

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Ludwigia

Can you remove that little bit of matrix in the middle? I'm pretty sure it's not a cephalopod, but rather some kind of oyster with epibionts.

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pambosk

argonautid would be my wild guess :P

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Taogan

Fairly sure it's a gastropod, but I can't make it into anything I know of from the Whitby area

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TqB

Another vote for Silurian Poleumita. I agree there's nothing like that from the Whitby area.

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Ludwigia

Yup. Until now I didn't know of the existence of this gastropod. I'll go along with that now as well. You learn something new every day.

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DE&i

Thank you one and all as a new label has now been applied Poleumita discors.

And I’m so pleased it is as this is the finest example I’ve ever found.      

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Innocentx

@abyssunder You are the detective man!

 

Congratulations @DE&i

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