Latton Quary, Wiltshire 6th Feb 2005

Architeuthoceras

Architeuthis
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That looks like an ammonite (or nautiloid) shell :biggrin2:

It is hard to really tell from a photo, but it looks like the shell covering the body chamber, with part of the umbilicus preserved on the right side. It looks like the phrgmocone is crushed or missing. Can you tell if any of the phragmocone is buried in the nodule or is the part we can see all there is?

That is not what I pictured before.
Septarian Nodules
these have been polished or carved, most are turned into bookends, and the description isnt exactly how I would put it, but it will pass.
 
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that looks akin to a pair of Cardioceras from Pakefield that I'm rebuilding,
the shell on mine appears like original material, dull, brittle, fragile & a complete nightmare to work with but I've dilute PVA & the patience of the proverbial.

Keef
 

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Nice pics over at the other forum, Rob. The sectioned example is really nice. Good to see some familiar names over there too, eh, AndyS and Spartacus! Good to see the specimen ID'd as Cadoceras by Andy too. It really was a very globular ammonite.

Top stuff, thanks again for posting the images and details.
 

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