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Elbert

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Hello, small ammonite (1/2 inch), in a nodule with Dactylioceras athleticum: MEMO0044.JPG  MEMO0046.JPG 

Found in 1995, nodule difficult to open, ammonite shell present.

Is this Nodicoeloceras?

greetings, Bert




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Most likely is, Bert, close to Nodicoeloceras dayi.

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Hello, great!

Thanks, Andy...

greetings, Bert

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Superb specimen!
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Hi Bert, re this specimen, I am not disagreeing with Andy. However, N.dayi was named by Reynes in 1868 and like all Victorians, put a name to any specimen that had a minor difference or was new, without the knowledge we have today. Dayi is a wholly septate inner whorls of a larger ammonite and has numerous sculptures and today would be assigned (probably) to an existing species. Guex is fond of names, he introduced loads of new species names for Septimaniceras but all were uninterpretable ,pyritic,wholly septate, inner whorls.

So, when finding such specimens, consider options and maybe it really is new!
Hope you do not mind this ramble.
Greetings,  john

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Hello, no problem John; ramble away!
I`ll have a good look trough what books I have...and try to find a match.

greetings, Bert

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wow~your ammonite looks so nice, the rids are quite clear.
well, it is interesting to say, when we find the ammonite which is inside the wall-rock, we have two ways.

the one way, we can heat it and freeze it, just do this for many times. then the wall-rock will be broken be the changing-temperature.

the other way, we can use the cloths to cover the wall-rock, then you can use your hammer to hit it, but this ways sometimes will hurt the inside-ammonite.
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