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lee harmsworth
Hi, these are my latest finds from swanage, Dorset, they include a very smooth fossil tooth not sure what from and an echinoid possibly conulus albogaleris not sure yet and ideas/ comments greatly appreciated, thanks, Lee. Click image for larger version - Name: 20171006_183827(0).jpg, Views: 100, Size: 247.43 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20171006_183553.jpg, Views: 99, Size: 207.46 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20171006_184000.jpg, Views: 91, Size: 191.64 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20171006_183941.jpg, Views: 85, Size: 214.08 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20171006_183949.jpg, Views: 83, Size: 220.63 KB
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prep01
Hello Lee, what is the martix the tooth is in? I don't think the Echinoid is Conulus - it looks too rounded and is that in flint? Also need a shot of the underside please.
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lee harmsworth
Hi, the tooth is in chalk, and the echinoid I'd in a sort of greensand I believe? Thanks,Lee.
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MartynH
Hi - the tooth looks like an Otodontid shark tooth missing the root, I found a similar tooth also missing the root in the chalk at Yaverland on the IOW. Martyn
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lee harmsworth
Hi, thanks for the id, I to belive it to be a shark tooth now, still not sure about the echinoid though, thanks, Lee.
lee harmsworth
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Conulus subrotundus
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prep01
sorry Lee saw your reply too late last night - I'm afraid it's stumped me as I can't see an anal orifice (a bit of a bummer that - sorry)! The nearest I can get is Galerites but really not sure.
Colin Huller
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lee harmsworth
Hi, yeah I agree now galerites seems accurate yes, thanks for the id, thanks, Lee.
lee harmsworth
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mike rasta
Hi Lee- I don't think this is Galerites unless the name has been sourced from some very out of date reference. Galerites is restricted to chalks in the upper part of the Campanian and Lower Maastrichtian stages found in East Anglia. These are the youngest chalks in the UK. I can't think that the chalks around Swanage would be younger than Santonian which would rule out Galerites. I think your initial ID of Conulus albogalerus is close- I think it's C.subrotundus which occurs frequently in the lower Turonian. Hope this helps.... 
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