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Original post to celebrate my promotion to Pygmy Octopus

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To celebrate my promotion & to add something other than replies to the fine posts found here:

May 5th was Mrs Spartacus & my annniversary. As it was our 3rd (leather :heart: ) I was lucky enough to be the recipient of Dune on DVD & a fine polished Cleoniceras from Madagasca showing the suturing in all it's Albian glory.
Being my first polished ammonite I thought I'd give it a scan to show some more detail to study & wow !

Prepare to be amazed (or not if it's old hat)
x300 etc is resolution not magnification.
 

Phil

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Congratulations on your promotion, Spartacus! My humble apologies for my tardiness of late in wishing you well, been a bit busy down in the mud o'er the last couple of days, working and researching something for das site.

That's a damn fine specimen you have there, am more than slightly going green. Will try and dig out, no pun intended, some info on it soon. Amazing how all the Madagascan material seems to be excavated pre-polished, they'll be finding them pre-labelled in boxes next!

Well done sir, here is a tribute film in your honour (stick to the end, it's worth it):

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/31/
 
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cheers all, what a nice planet we'd have to live on if everyone was tentacularly inclined.
Cheers Phil & no sweat, can't keep a man from the mud !
Accolades should really go to my good lady Mrs Fishfinger, though keen as mustard when it comes to finding new treasures, Griselda's not really into fossils any deeper than that so she did a grand job.
Apparently cleonicerases are well represented throughout the Madagascan strata but the best specimens are found in the Bubblewrapii Zone & the pre-polished ones you mention Phil, remind me of the genuine Moroccan horny trilobite I once had that was black & smelled of liquorice, quite odd.

Cheers BOE (you cause me avatar envy)

:jester: Brian Blessed bless 'im :roflmao: one of my faves !! EDNA !!
 

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Accolades should really go to my good lady Mrs Fishfinger, though keen as mustard when it comes to finding new treasures, Griselda's not really into fossils any deeper than that so she did a grand job.
Can we assume then that this is an example of Cleoniceras jabberwocki?

:smile:
 

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