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Found this today at Lepe beach in Hampshire, UK. Any identification help would be greatly appreciated.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

 

It looks to me like it could be a chunk of an ammonite. 

Is that beach known for ammonite finds? 

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Welcome to TFF!

I agree with Tim.

A side view may help solidify the ID.

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The ribs are very irregular for an ammonite, with odd bifurcations. It looks like flint (which you'd expect there) and I suspect it's a bit of sponge, something like Ventriculites radiatus.

 

Like this one (copyright image):

https://www.kreidemuseum.de/fossilien-uebersicht/ventriculites-radiatus-55mm/

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Thanks everyone! Lepe beach is famous for Paleocene and Eocene I believe? And it was really full of flints just like TqB said so I think he is right.

2 hours ago, TqB said:

The ribs are very irregular for an ammonite, with odd bifurcations. It looks like flint (which you'd expect there) and I suspect it's a bit of sponge, something like Ventriculites radiatus.

 

Like this one (copyright image):

https://www.kreidemuseum.de/fossilien-uebersicht/ventriculites-radiatus-55mm/

 

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Fossildude19

Thanks for posting this fossil - I learned something new today. :) 

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