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Emily-Jane Messenger
HI 

Please could you advise if this is a fossil, its rather large and was dug up in a field whilst laying new water pipes, thank you. Click image for larger version - Name: image1.jpeg, Views: 64, Size: 2.39 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image2.jpeg, Views: 67, Size: 2.15 MB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_3071.jpg, Views: 56, Size: 2.25 MB
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Richard
Hi
I think this may be the underside of the marine snail Pleurotomaria.
PS giving a scale helps
Richard
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Rolo
It looks somewhat like a rather poorly preserved ammonite, is there a pattern of sutures similar to this visible on the surface?


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Richard
Sorry - I meant Bathrotomaria (family Pleurotomariidae)
Richard
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Rolo
Hi Richard,
I was thinking it looks a bit large for a gastropod, although as you state it's difficult without a scale.
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TqB
Ammonite - there are sutures I think, but rather bashed about...
Tarquin
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Unregistered
Great find for Hampshire ! well spotted.
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s.c.
Rolo wrote:
It looks somewhat like a rather poorly preserved ammonite, is there a pattern of sutures similar to this visible on the surface?


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It does look like a beaten up parapuziosa.

Sam
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