Can anyone help id this fossil

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    Hi there I'm Lee
    having found this fossil on the east coast of Yorkshire I've been trying to find out what it is and came across an online picture of an ancient specimen found in France.
    I realise that the holotype is the only one of its find but i still cant help but think its very very similar and perhaps of the same type or closely related. Even the rock it's in is the same type which strengthens my suspicion.
    please advise
     

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    I realise its not presenting itself as well as the other but certain similarities are obvious to me . The eye is amazingly well preserved.
     

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    :welcome: to Tonmo Lee! I'm not sure if I'm seeing what you are in your rock. It's a rare thing for soft body parts to be preserved. That being said, Kevin our moderator :old: will be along and take a look!
     
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    Hi mate and thanks for taking time to help maybe these shed more light on the object in question ? I'm still working on it and as such will keep posting pictures of my progress.
    If theres any part you can suggest to look for and as such maybe post me an example it maybe productive ? If i take a bit more time sometimes please be patient as I'm working 60 and 70 hour weeks trying to juggle a full time job at the local hospital with my own private work.
    thanks again
    lee
     

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    :welcome: to TONMO Lee!

    I just can't seem to see anything in your rock that would point to any kind of fossil. The octopus from France is replaced with pyrite, so there is a difference between materials to help set them apart. Your rock seems to be a polished chert or something. Sorry, but I just can't see it. :(
     
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    Hi
     

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    Ill keep working and posting until proven or sectioned .
    regards
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    Nothing there, I fear. Have you got some pictures of your previous finds, by any chance?
     
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    Hi guys
    I'm sorry for the delay .

    Still working on the fossil but have been kinda distracted with other finds .

    I think ur gonna like this one .
    found the same wknd as the other yet somehow slipped under the radar .

    You must realise I'm not an octopus enthusiast prior to this event and as such hadn't really been looking in that direction .

    Picked this one up from my bag of recent finds not long ago and was still blind to it until a couple of weeks ago .

    Please lmk what you think

    Many thanks

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    I'm thinking it's no coincidence they were found after the unusual high tides last year I went hoping some good stuff may have been churned up this one is made of very delicate sandstone
     

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    There does appear to be two different textures of rock, still, no recognizable fossil or cephalopod... at least in my eyes ;)
     

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