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    Posted: 01 Apr 2012 at 9:48pm
Hi folks,

Been a while since I last posted anything and thought I'd share a few of the finds I've made over the last six months or so. All found on the East Devon coast.




First up a Gautheria radiata from Beer. Bit of a poor photo I'm afraid- doesn't do it justice. Beautifully air weathered. Turonian, Lewes nodular chalk.



This is another Gautheria but about twice the size of the previous one at about 20 mm. Again, lovely air weathering- no prep required. Turonian, Lewes nodular chalk.



Here's a couple more but in flint this time from Beer. Size of largest echinoid 18mm.



A partial Cidaris from Beer again. Height 40mm- would have been a big one! Prionocidaris ?? Turonian, Lewes nodular chalk.




I've shown this Tylocidaris before but not with the spines that would have gone with it. Spines and test not associated.



A nicely air weathered Camerogalerus minimus from Beer. Turonian, Holywell nodular chalk. 10mm.



Nice chunky Micraster with a couple of worm tubes. Flint cast.




And a little tiny Micraster still sat in it's block of flint.



Removed to show detail.



Here's an interesting one. I presume it's Sternotaxis plana but it is very heart shaped with a relatively deep anterior groove. Could it be something else?? From the Turoian New Pit chalk and preserved in flint.



Another shot showing the unusual inflated form.



A nice Pseudholaster from the Albian greensand preserved as a chert cast. That's the echinoids dealt with!!



I'm really pleased with this lovely Spondylus from Beer. Turonian, Lewes nodular chalk.



Managed to prep out both valves!



I love this one- a tiny (10mm) Scaphites (obliqus??) heteromorph ammonite from the Cenomanian.



And here's it's big cousin- Scaphites equalis. Cenomanian.



Mantelliceras, Cenomanian.



A different form of Mantelliceras, Cenomanian.



Yet another Mantelliceras- bigger at about 80mm. Cenomanian.



Cenomanian Nautilus- any suggestions on ID appreciated. 35mm



Another Cenomanian Naut. Again IDeas welcome.



And finally a little crab carapace from the Cenomanian. I was told the name for this one but I've forgotten. I hope people enjoy the pictures and please do add to the thread if you've any photos of East Devon finds- I'd love to see them!

Cheers,

H
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Stunning finds, those air weathered echinoids, did you really not have to prep them? they look amazing.
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Hi Dave,

The Gautheria were found exactly as seen. I just had to pull them off- didn't even need a hammer! It can really pay to crawl about examining the boulders above the high water mark.

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 The nautiloids are both Cymatoceras? sp. Maybe.
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Very nice Hooken. I think your crab may be Graptocarcinus texanus. You have spurred me on to get my camera out. That Scaphites obliquus is a beaut.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ryanc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 2012 at 11:20pm
That's an amazing haul Hooken - I love the two nautilus - can you show a picture of them with the living chambers facing the camera as the shape of that chamber seems to be a big part of Id'ing them?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mr ammonites Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 12:04am
Hi Hooken
I live in Torbay (Torbados) and have visited Hookend cliff twice since I started fossil hunting 3 years ago and did find a few nice fossils. But since then I understand that it isn't called fossil HUNTING for nothing and that hunting instinct + some knowledge is very important. It is nice to see what can be found and look forward to visiting again.
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Lovely finds hooken.  How big is the S.plana?  The tiny Micraster  has the look of M.leskei to me.  This is the form I seem to find most regularly in the Upper Turonian quarries around Lewes.
thanks for showing.
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Beautiful finds Smile love the echinoids there - going to have to pay a visit to Hookend when im next in devon! Smile
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Agree, the crab is a very nice Graptocarcinus texanus
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Found this delicate Hyphoplites falcatus covered by a bryozoan. scale bar =1cm
 
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excellent echies hooken!
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Well played, Sir.
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some lovely finds there hooken.   Clap    Jan.
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Thanks for the comments folks.

Thomas / Andy- Thanks for the crab ID- that rings a bell. That  Hyphoplites falcatus is a stunner, a rare find by itself never mind the bryozoa association. Any more rare ammos you would like to show?

Ryan- I'll try to post some pics of the living chambers tomorrow night.

Al- The S.plana is about 40 mm along the length of the test. I think your leskei prognosis is spot on.
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Here are a couple from the lower cenomanian.
 
Hyphoplites falcatus width=50mm
 
Forbesiceras largilliertianum scale bar =1cm
 
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Superb finds, Hooken... Especially that Cidaris from Beer. Is there any chance of tempting you to post more often? lol Wink

A bit cheeky, I know, but I really enjoyed looking at those, so I had to ask...
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Nice ammos andy.  I have some specimens of both those species from east-sussex.  I never seem to find complete H.falcatus though.  That bryozoan covered specimen is great
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That Hyphoplites is just lovely. Looks like a fragile prep job too.

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Thanks for the comments Q & H.
Quagga, all the H. falcatus that Hooken and me find are partials. They are so fragile and do not seem to preserve very well. The good one I have has been mended.
Hooken, hardly any prep. Its so fragile. Have you any brachs to post? You seem to find loads when we are out fossiling.
Here are some Schloenbachia varians. Highly variable.
Schloenbachia varians forma subvarians. Scale bar =1cm 
 
Schloenbachia varians forma subtuberculata 45mm wide
 
Schloenbachia varians forma ventriosa (A bit sea worn)
 
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