[News] Giant ammonite revealed in Dorset, UK.

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  1. Phil

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

    Amazing!
     
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    COOL!!
     
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    Very Nice!! 8-)
     
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    Magdalena, or the ammonite? :wink:
     
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    She was featured in Women of Malacology's 2005 annual beach-gear edition.
    :smile:
     
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    LOL! (both) :wink:

    Got pics?
     
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    You are a naughty lot! Magdalena is my sister!
     
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    You're polish? I never thought of O'Shea as a polish name, lol!

    :lol:
     
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    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:
     
  11. Phil

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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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    You were just distracted by the lovely Magdalana :grin: .
     
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    Google provided no more pics of her, for those interested, lol!
     
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    The ammonite, or Magdalena? :wink:
     

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