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wiccaman9

 Hi there, I wondered whether anyone could give me an i/d for these 55-60 mm diameter gastropods. They are from Llandeilo-basal Caradoc  aged shales of the Ordovician period, mid Wales.

 The USA have Maclurites species, but I'm not able to find information as to whether they existed in the UK?

 Hope someone can help,

 Cheers,

 Aron

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wiccaman9
Discovered from enquiries with Joe Botting et al - these flattened gastropods are actually a new species of nautiloid, with very poorly perceived septae, hence the confusion. It's a new species being written up currently... awaiting a name : de novo Genus/species level! Cool, a real rarity it seems....

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prep01
Nice one Aron, I haven't been in contact with Joe for ages!
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