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[News] Giant ammonite revealed in Dorset, UK.

CapnNemo

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ah the Jurassic Coast, what secrets do you still keep from us?

Amazing!
 

OB

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Magdalena, or the ammonite? :wink:
 

OB

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Steve O'Shea;93173 said:
You are a naughty lot! Magdalena is my sister!
Umm.... when she told you "I am sorry, it is because you are like a brother to me", that had to be seen in a totally different context :wink:

Maggy is simply too polite to say that Neil Diamond T-shirts just don't do it for her...

OK, enough of this! We're a ceph site :grin:
 

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Magdalena O'Shea? There can't be many of those to the pound.

Leaving aside the admittedly quite diverting Ms. Klag, what do we make of the ammonite? Is this really Titanites? I thought initially it must be Parapuzosia as it's the largest chalk ammonite I can think of. Even so, this must be pushing for the record if it is one of those.

Unless, of course, Ms. Klag is about 18 inches tall.
 

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Oh dear, answering my own question immediately.

Yes, it probably is Titanites giganteus or Titanites anguiformis; here are more examples from the same region:

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~bam2/col-index/fossi-lindex/ammonites/pages/Titanites.htm

and:

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/portfoss.htm

Oh dear, if I'd re-read the article properly I would have noted that the thing was found in limestone, not chalk. What makes it worse is that I used to visit Christchurch as I had a good friend who lived there - I should have remembered. Doh!
 

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Phil;93239 said:
Oh dear, answering my own question immediately.

Yes, it probably is Titanites giganteus or Titanites anguiformis; here are more examples from the same region:

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~bam2/col-index/fossi-lindex/ammonites/pages/Titanites.htm

and:

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/portfoss.htm

Oh dear, if I'd re-read the article properly I would have noted that the thing was found in limestone, not chalk. What makes it worse is that I used to visit Christchurch as I had a good friend who lived there - I should have remembered. Doh!
You were just distracted by the lovely Magdalana :grin: .
 

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