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London Clay fossil ID

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IanHanmer

Hi, can anyone help with an ID for this fossil found in the clay at beltinge (Herne Bay) kent while hunting for shark teeth. I have no idea what it could be. Any ideas would be really appreciated.

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Al Dente

Looks similar to pholad clam burrows.

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IanHanmer

Great, thanks a lot for you help. 

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Phevo

Looks like bore holes from Teredo sp. in a piece of wood, perpendicular to the grain

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Kosmoceras

Teredina borings in wood are quite common in the London Clay.

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IanHanmer

Thanks guys, very interesting, I have found a few similar to this and wondered for a while what it might be.. 

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IanHanmer

Hi all

ive also found this in the same area, if you could shed any light on what this is also that would be great?

Thankd 

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Coco

Chimaera ?

 

Coco

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Kosmoceras

That's part of a chimaeroid dental plate.

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Pemphix

+1 for the chimaera

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abyssunder

You can label this one as Teredolites.

 

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Nice find, BTW ! :)

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IanHanmer

Hi all,

 Would I be correct I guess this I also a Chimaera?

 

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siteseer

As far as I know, fossils found at Beltinge come from the Woolwich Bottom Beds which are late Paleocene in age.

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