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  1. Beyond Extinction:  The Eternal Ocean (Wolfgang Grulke)

    Beyond Extinction: The Eternal Ocean (Wolfgang Grulke)

    With good cause, the past 20 years has seen an explosion of articles, publications and books dealing with the impacts of climate change. Wolfgang Grulke's beautifully illustrated Beyond Extinction: The Eternal Ocean - Climate change & the continuity of life explores the organisms throughout...
  2. octobot

    [Biology & Species] Extinct squid relative entombed in amber for 100 million years

    From Science Mag: Ancient ammonite is one of the first sea creatures found trapped in amber Continue reading...
  3. Folkestone Fossil Beds

    Folkestone Fossil Beds

    By Phil Eyden Note: Phil welcomes discussion on this article in the Fossils and History forum on the Message Board. Introduction Folkestone is located at the extreme southeast tip of England. It is a port-town with a small harbour and is roughly about 30 miles away from France. Folkestone...
  4. Ammonites: A General Overview

    Ammonites: A General Overview

    By Phil Eyden Note: Phil welcomes discussion on this article in the Cephalopod Fossils forum. Ammonites are extinct cephalopods and are among the most abundant and beautiful of all fossils. Although not as glamorous as Tyrannosaurus rex or as dramatic as Velociraptor, these extinct creatures...
  5. Allonautilus

    Plans for ammonite diversity illustration

    Hi all, I have plans to make a large illustration showcasing the diversity of ammonoids, possibly along with other shelled cephalopods. Something reminiscent to those 'prehistoric animals' lineup posters common for science classrooms, as seen here...
  6. Hajar

    Triassic Ammonoids

    Here's a pile of Triassic ammonoids thrown together on my desk. Ceratites and Discoceratites (19 cm) from Germany at the back, then two Choristoceras from Austria, Halorites from Indonesia, Meekoceras from Crittenden Springs, a French Ceratites, a Crittenden Springs Dieneroceras and a few Greek...
  7. N

    Goodness me, what a big one!

    Hi folks. Latest find attached. Another escapee from the Holderness boulder clays. Its a crushed fragment of a Liparoceras body chamber in a nodule (Middle or Lower Lias presumably). The whole animal was obviously a bit of a whopper! Both rows of tubercles are present on the fossil but...
  8. Phil

    A few ammonites from the dusty old drawers!

    It's been a while since we had a new thread, so here's a few ammonites from the drawers at home. None are particularly spectacular or rare, I'm afraid, but still quite interesting. If anyone objects to the IDs, please shout! Most were bought so I've just taken it for granted that the...
  9. Phil

    Help! Ammonite ID required.

    Hi all, Can anyone help to identify this ammonite for me please? A work colleague picked it up in a second hand shop for £6 and wondered if I knew which species it was. It certainly is not local. The specimen measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter and has a very thin profile with a slight...
  10. N

    Pathological ammonites

    Hello all This is my first attempt to post an image so apologies if it all goes pear shaped. The pic is of a Dactylioceras commune from Port Mulgrave on the Yorkshire coast. Found it earlier this year and took it into work to demonstrate how to pop a nodule to my colleague (with the...
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