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Holmes-clan
I know "fossils of the Whitby coast" by Dean Lomax is an awesome photographic guide and has almost all of the ammonites you would find on the north Yorkshire coast line.

You can buy it form siri scientific press, and I believe Doncaster Museum have a few copy's available.

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DorsetJack
Is there a reference publication containing a definitive and exhaustive list of ammonite species, including illustrations and or photographs, and where, and under what conditions, they may be found?

I appreciate this post may be moved elsewhere, but thought I'd start it here as this seems to be where those who may know the answer are to be found.
The one thing you will get from breaking rocks with a hammer is a lot of broken rocks...
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AndyS
DorsetJack,

I assume you're looking for a publication about the liassic Dorset ammonites ?
You do know the Palaeontological Associations "Fossils from the lower Lias of the Dorset Coast" ?

AndyS
Visit my liassic ammonites (+ other fossils) blog at andysfossils.com
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DorsetJack
Hi Andy.
I'm kind of thinking of branching out a wee bit... :) Whilst I will never get bored with walking along the beach picking up whatever is there, I just wondered if there was such a publication, mainly because I have searched and have been unable to find one :)
However, the one you mentioned would be extremely useful in my current situation :)
The one thing you will get from breaking rocks with a hammer is a lot of broken rocks...
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plagistoma


The British museum of Natural History has a series of books such as fossils of the Mesazoic which is good for reference but they are not cheap.
 
steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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Doggerfan
There are also the publications of The Treatise on Invertebrate Palaeontology from the Geological Society of America and the University of Kansas, for instance Part L, Mollusca 4, which gives a good overview of all families with some examples, but of course they can't go into as much detail as you may like since that alone would fill up a good number of volumes.
Another helpful book is M.R.House, J.R.Senior: The Ammonoidea: Evolution, Classification, Mode of Life and Geological Usefulness of a Major Fossil Group (Systematics Association Special Volume) Academic Press. Donovan and Callomon both contributed to this.
The thing is, they would both cost you a pretty penny...
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Doggerfan
PS to the above. Neither of the publications I mentioned above have much if anything in the way of pictures.

Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Welsh Wizard
Hi Jack

you could try:

"Die Ammoniten Des Suddeutschen Lias: Ein Bestimmungsbuch Fur Fossiliensammler Und Geologen: Ein Bestimmungsbuch fƒÆ’‚¼r Fossiliensammler und Geologen"


It's in German and a bit pricey but it does have some good pictures:

Alternatively, AndyS has an excellent website on ammonites which can be accessed via the following link:


Regards

Nick


"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, then you're probably right".......Henry Ford
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DorsetJack
So, if I wanted a fully illustrated tome giving the morphology and taxonomy of the entire order Ammonoidea, and restricted to that order, I would have to write it myself?
The one thing you will get from breaking rocks with a hammer is a lot of broken rocks...
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Doggerfan
And then you'd have to do some bodybuilding in order to carry it to the publishers.

Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Gill from Dorset


Hi Dorset Jack.
I am gill from dorset and live at Bridport- I volunteer at the heritage centre charmouth.
I have a copy of the treatise on ammonites from Kansas university and the german book. If you are local to me perhaps we could meet and exchange data.
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Holmes-clan
I really need to learn how these forums handle code! lol....anyway the above link, redux!

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