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Hi Again,

While attempting to log rotary core through the Oolite and Lias succession I stumbled upon this little guy in the top couple of metres of the Whitby Mudstone which was overlain by the Horsehay Sand Formation. Because core logging is a destructive process (and I really wasn't expecting to find anything like this) the fossil was sadly broken, although the lack of remaining material suggests that the fossil was incomplete anyway. It was found in an very weak light greyish brown siltstone (?) nodule and measures around 40mm in length (I guess it depends on where I place the abdomen section which unfortunately doesn't piece together very well due to some missing matrix).

Appologies for the poor photographs; I have to work with what I have currently but I may be able to get sharper photos at a later date. I'd be very grateful for anyone who might be able to give me some more information or perhaps a genus (or species?) ID. Any help appreciated!


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Some clearer photos...

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Rob, from the Urban Dictionary = "
A really fast and slippery noodle, can not be tamed or controlled. Can be used to refer to any serpent-like animal such as a snek.
Person 1: Look at that nodle move!
Person 2: I've never seen a quicker nodle!

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Colin Huller
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Possibly my photos don't do the trick but there's certainly no fish verts here and I'm 99% sure it's a lobster (albeit in pieces...)
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Brittle Star
Your photos are fine, the narrow carapace is definitely lobster.

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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The current name being banded about for these is Pseudoglyphea cf. prestwichi... not sure if they have been properly described though 

If you don't look, you won't find.
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