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The Amateur Paleontologist

Hi everyone!

This summer I am going to a Maastrichtian-aged chalk coastline on the island of Møn, Denmark. I was wondering whether you could kindly point me to some articles on the fossils of that area.

This summer, I will set my expectations higher than the usual belemnites, and will focus on vertebrate remains -- a bit too far-fetched, but hey! We always focus on the best, rarest fossils when we go on fossil hunts :D!

Thanks for any help concerning literature.

Christian

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LordTrilobite

I was there once. the cliffs are fantastic. But I only found a single piece of coral and nothing else.

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The Amateur Paleontologist

I was there once. the cliffs are fantastic. But I only found a single piece of coral and nothing else.

You found a coral? You know, corals aren't the most common fossils over there, so well done!

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Considering I didn't find a single other fossil, I was pretty disappointed at the time. And I haven't looked into identifying the fossil more specifically, so it might be a sponge or something else.

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Considering I didn't find a single other fossil, I was pretty disappointed at the time. And I haven't looked into identifying the fossil more specifically, so it might be a sponge or something else.

Could you show me a picture of the fossil you found?

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All the literature I have of Møn is in Danish..

I took a picture with one page of a book with the most common fossils found there. (The names are there common Danish name and there latin name of the time (1971)).

I'll put up a picture of a map with the most recent cliff? slide where you will have the best chance of finding the better things. (I am going next week myself and will probably spend most time in that area).

Also of note is that the material from the slide is being pushed southwards.

If you are into micro fossils in the 2mm-10mm range you can push the flint rocks to the side to make a small whole near the slide and find various fossils of sea-urchin spines, starfish bits, sea-urchin bits and some small brachipods/mollusks.

Good luck with the hunt for vertebrates ;)

If there is any information you feel is missing feel free to write

(I have to upload pictures first then link to them so I'll have to edit this post afterwards)

Sorted out how to change the size of the picture from 12.5mb to .6 mb after abit of messing around..

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The Amateur Paleontologist

All the literature I have of Møn is in Danish..

I took a picture with one page of a book with the most common fossils found there. (The names are there common Danish name and there latin name of the time (1971)).

I'll put up a picture of a map with the most recent cliff? slide where you will have the best chance of finding the better things. (I am going next week myself and will probably spend most time in that area).

Also of note is that the material from the slide is being pushed southwards.

If you are into micro fossils in the 2mm-10mm range you can push the flint rocks to the side to make a small whole near the slide and find various fossils of sea-urchin spines, starfish bits, sea-urchin bits and some small brachipods/mollusks.

Good luck with the hunt for vertebrates ;)

If there is any information you feel is missing feel free to write

(I have to upload pictures first then link to them so I'll have to edit this post afterwards)

Sorted out how to change the size of the picture from 12.5mb to .6 mb after abit of messing around..

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Thanks for the help! Tell me what you find at Møns Klint!

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hello,

I have been several time at Mons.

Fossils are not so easy to find but corals, sea Urchins( Galerites), Belemnite are common(Belemnitella lanceolata), even shell in flint(Neithea) and big Pycnodonte vesicularis and the mineral marcassite.

One good book is (please picture attached). I have met personnally Alice Rasmussen, great danish woman who was "the" specialist of fossils of the saejlland.

I was one of the first to be on site in February 2007 after the big falling down(300 meters into the baltic sea...very impressive, trees into the sea...amazing moment...I found only one big Pycnodonte...after walked into the sea at 4 °C.....I removed my trouser to acess...

It was impossible to see something into this mess...It needed time to wash all this amazing amount of Maastrichian limestone...

better place are in Stevns Klint or Faxe (Fakse)

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