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Hi,Pete.

Yes, I thought that as one of the possibilities although the preservation of my past find of lobster antena were not preserved as pyrite but within a phosphatic nodule such as the below specimen(the below image is from http://www.dmap.co.uk/fossils/).

Linuparus scyllariformis (Bell) 

http://www.dmap.co.uk/fossils/ select 'London Clay', 'Other Invertebrates'

 

Photo's on dmap are copyrighted and need permission for use, from Alan Morton. I have edited your post to link to the specimen.
Edited by Bill G 2015-01-21 19:49:56
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Fossil hunter
Visited Steeple Bay and Maylandsea,Essex today after a 3 hour-drive. It was worth a visit and managed to find quite a few lobster fragments/nodules.

Steeple Bay
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Steeple_Bay1.jpg 

Maylandsea
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Fossils from Steeple Bay and Maylandsea

Hoploparia gammaroides
Hoploparia_gammaroides.jpg 
Lobster fragments(pincers,legs etc.)
Maylandsea_fossils1.jpg 

Hoploparia_gammaroides2.jpg 
Hoploparia_gammaroides3.jpg 
Crinoid stem(Isselicrinus subbasaltiformis)
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Lobster fragments
Lobster_fragments1.jpg 
Lobster fragments(legs of Hoploparia gammaroides?)
Lobster_fragments2.jpg 
Lobster fragments(Linuparus Scyllariformis?)
Lobster_fragments3.jpg 
Thanks for watching!




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Naze Dave
Good stuff, looks like Maylandsea has improved since my last visit. All your id's are spot on.
Thanks
Dave
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captainjacksparrow


Nice finds matey........spent many a weekend here when I was young and have a echinoid in flint and a echinoid spine from a block of chalk that I took a shine to and took back with me. My echinoid got covered in a thick varnish but I have still got both fossils from Steeple.
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Fossil hunter
Thanks everyone for the compliments.
Hope you have a nice Chirsmas/Boxing day.
Fossil hunter.
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Fossil hunter
Just noticed a pair of antenna of Linuparus scyllariformis on the other side of a nodule.
Although it is poorly preserved and filled with mud.The other parts seem to be fragments of the forelegs. 
Lobster_antenna.jpg 
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Naze Dave
Looking at that piece im tempted to say Hoploparia gammaroides, L. syllariformis has deep pitted texture to the carapace.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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Fossil hunter
Hi,Naze Dave.
I see, thanks for the advice.
Fossil hunter
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ryanc
I love the antenna - I shouldnt think these are very commonly preserved?
 

Dave will know though :)

 

Regards,

 

Ryan
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Naze Dave
I think they're about as common as things like the legs, they're made out of a similar material but i'd image they disarticulate easily.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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Fossil hunter
A couple of lobster bits and pieces from Maylandsea. Not sure what the top right fossil is,which I think I have found from Sheppey as well.
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Dirty Pete
Broken bit of lobster antenna maybe?

Pete.
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