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tomwhite

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Hi Guys and Gals,

Please may someone give me a identification on the attached shells.
They were found in the red crag at Bawdsey, Suffolk. Also found a few sharks and ray teeth but nothing out of the ordinary.

IMG_9080.jpg.   IMG_9081.jpg  IMG_9082.jpg  IMG_9083.jpg 

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Hi,

1 and 2 Glycymeris.
3 and 4 Neptunea

Not an expert on shells so someone else will no doubt put me right.

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I agree with no 2 (ph 3&4) and then looking at ph 2, assuming that it is the reverse of ph 1, I'm only 99.9% sure it is G. glycymeris, but then I've never found or seen a photo of a comp;ete one before!
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tomwhite

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Hi,

Thanks for the response, no they are two different shells.


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Ah, the second one didn't look right for Gg! Could we please have more photos (again with scale) of all views of the second one please? Reverse side and both profiles are essential - thanks
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tomwhite

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Yes of course no problem, please see below.
IMG_9090.jpg  IMG_9091.jpg  IMG_9092.jpg  IMG_9093.jpg 

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As good as your new photos are......It might be another species of G. g or another similar genus. If you would like me to I might be able to do more, but you would have to remove / wash it (soft toothbrush) paying paying particular attention tothe inside 'rim' all round and taking good photos, of the top (where the two valves attach) and thbottom curved area.
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tomwhite

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Thanks for your reply Colin, i will try do do what you've asked over the weekend then get back to you. 
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