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Ceph ? Non ceph - the mystery object !

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here it is folks, a conical spiral Toarcien, Upper Liassic, Lower Jurassic up to 189.5mya (found inches from an Harpoceras & an Hildoceras bifrons
it's 40mm tall & 30mm dia at fat end.
nothing like it it any of my reference books except turrilites but they're of the Cretaceous so that's a :P
all yours !

 

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WhiteKiboko

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seems to be some sort of unfinished pastry by an belemite just learning the way around the kitchen....

by the way thats some nice grafitti in the background... :smile:
 

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Looks like a belemnite phragmocone to me, Spartacus.
 

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spartacus said:
I'll pen that in as a "not sure" then ?

Aha!! i looked up 'phragmocone' and it was described as a prehistoric attempt at a scone.....

sorry... i promise ill be quiet from here out....
 
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Phil said:
Looks like a belemnite phragmocone to me, Spartacus.

that's a good answer & I see where you're coming from.
do belemnites get that big ? & would it have coiled structure ?

all flippant answers are more than welcome ya pesky hippo ! :lol:
 

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I have attempted to eat british scones that were that hard...
 

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spartacus said:
that's a good answer & I see where you're coming from.
do belemnites get that big ? & would it have coiled structure ?

Some belemnites did get that large, and some even larger. Megateuthis had a rostrum or guard at least 50cm long with the entire animal probably measuring at least three meters or so in length, though off the top of my head I don't know if those are found in your area. Mind you, if your 'mystery object' is spiralled and not a cone of concentric rings then it probably isn't a belemnite after all. Maybe a gastopod of some type?
 

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Hi Spartacus

I pretty certain its not a scone (though I have been to some cafes where you'd begin to wonder!). my guess is belemnite phragmocone. Attached is a pic of one from the same age rocks of Ravenscar in Yorkshire.

All the best


Andy
 

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