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Clashach
Hello
          I help out at Elgin museum, Moray and recently we were handed in an Ammonite.  We always endeavor to try and identify items and give the information to the interested person. 
This was found in Elgin, Moray but probably didn't come from our area, the nearest Ammonite localities are on the opposite, north, side of the Moray Firth. Historically there were fossiliferous Jurassic erratics found around Elgin.....long worked out, maybe this was in a local collection ?. 
Can anybody help identify this fossil please.  Thanks.

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Elbert
Hello, this is a Dactylioceras tenuicostatum, lowermost upper Lias, very probably coming from a location in or near North Yorkshire.
Nice specimen!

greetings, Bert
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Unregistered
Thanks Bert

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Unregistered
 Thanks Bert
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wiccaman9
Hi there, it's more likely come from the Mid Jurassic outcrops nr. Eathie on the Black Isle, to the west of Elgin. If from other localities, it may have been 'dropped/dumped' in  the area to fool/dupe the discoverer. I never found the Eathie outcrops particularly rewarding fossil wise, but Hugh Miller found numerous fossils. I lived in Elgin/Hopeman for 15 years

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LittleHunter
Hi all, i have no info to add re the species, but would i be right in saying that the center apears to be the negative of an ammonite while the outer whorl appears to be of another unexposed in the matrix? If so could be worth prepping.
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Bobo the bear
Definitely a Dactylioceras though I thought maybe whorls were too wide apart for tenuicostatum...the inner one could be though. Semicelatum?
Bobothebear
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estwing
To look at it, it seems a Dactylioceras with an overlaying cast of another one of the same species.
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longbow.1
As estwing said, it is a tenu dactylioceras overlaying on a dactylioceras, prep the negative off and a full tenu should be there.
Gary

Where are you Ichthyosaur.

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longbow.1
longbow.1 wrote:
As estwing said, it is a tenu dactylioceras overlaying on a dactylioceras, prep the negative off and a full dactylioceras should be there.
Gary

Where are you Ichthyosaur.

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Clashach
Thank you all for your replies, interesting that we could have 2 animals in the one fossil.
 The finder came into the museum today, he hadn't found it lying on the surface....he's a builder, the fossil was underneath stone slabs !!  
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