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Found these on a recent trip to Rhodes. They are from an exposure of uncemented sand 20m above sea level at Mantomata beach. The only date I can seem to find for them is Pleistocene, obviously this covers quite a range ( 2,588,000 to 11,700) is their anyway I could find a more acurate date for them?
We only had table knives from our self catering faciliites to remove them!
The matrix was a real swine to preserve, had to use neat pva in the end to solidify it.

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Nice haul! Do you need ID's? (or do you have theNHM Caenozoic fossil book?


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We would really appreciate some ID's.

Any way of getting a more precise date for them?

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A quick search only revealed this site https://english.fossiel.net/sites/fossil_site.php?plaats=217
Assuming the fossils are roughly equivalent to the UK here are some suggestions.

Sorry, my PC is playing up, but I will post tomorrow

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Thanks Colin, we look forward to hearing from you.

Chris and Sarah

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Hi Chris, the first fossil I can't tell its shape so need it cleaned and photos from all angles, if you can get it out of the rock!
The second fossil needs to be cleaned and photographed from all angles especially the open end (don't forget the ruler! My computer has frozen again so will reboot and continue later!




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OK, THese are my guesses given I have only 1 photo of each and that they could being glacial have come from afar!

A) Isognomon, Jurassic oyster.
B) Praeconia, Jurassic bivalve, but not at all sure!
C) Gastropod - would need good detailed sharp photos from all aspects.
D) Gastropod!
E) & F- ? Glycermeris
G) Oyster!
H) Bivalve - too worn to tell more even if I had more photos.
I) see fossil 2 in earlier post.
J) I guess man-made!

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Thank you Colin, that is most helpful.
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