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Bonesy
Hi all

Wondering if anybody could please help me find a more in depth publication or books on the various types and styles of ammonite with pictures?

I have some good novice books but most are quite old and not all have more than a handful of examples in photographs, and a more heavily centred on bivalves and corals generally.

None of my current books feature any of the hetromorphs either and they are great interest to me!

Most of my books are small guides, like a pocket guide to fossils by Chris Pellant (1992) or Field guide fossils by Richard Moody (1994)

Any suggestions welcome!

Many thanks.
Soph.
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andy333
Very big subject. If you want the technical descriptions with pictures of examples found and described FROM THE LOWER CHALK (cenomanian) then THE AMMONOIDEA OF THE LOWER CHALK by C.W. WRIGHT AND W. J. KENNEDY, PART 4 and PART 5. These are monographs by THE PALAENONTOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, LONDON. They can be quite expensive to buy and hard to find and cover quite a short time period (About 7 million years). The monographs cover most of the lower chalk heteromorphs found in England. The pictures are also in black and white.
Good luck!
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Bonesy
andy333 wrote:
Very big subject. If you want the technical descriptions with pictures of examples found and described FROM THE LOWER CHALK (cenomanian) then THE AMMONOIDEA OF THE LOWER CHALK by C.W. WRIGHT AND W. J. KENNEDY, PART 4 and PART 5. These are monographs by THE PALAENONTOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, LONDON. They can be quite expensive to buy and hard to find and cover quite a short time period (About 7 million years). The monographs cover most of the lower chalk heteromorphs found in England. The pictures are also in black and white.
Good luck!


Thanks Andy! I'll have a look for those, though I had assumed there might be some more readily available books but realistically I guess there's unlikely to be any specialist books without going into quite scientific papers etc as you mention, or more broad "fossil hunting" id books like I already have. Though I'm not against suggestions of larger ones of these that might cover more than what I've got. I'm quite the book worm!

I've been enjoying reading through some of the members posts on fossil identification on this forum, too!

Cheers
Soph.
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