Prehistoric Cephalopod Poll.

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Phil, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    So many to choose from......which do you think are the most interesting?

    (Of course the results of this poll have absolutely no bearing on future articles I might write....honest).

    :meso: :vampyro: :ammonite: :nautiloi: :belemnit: :cuttle: :bluering: :nautilus:
     
  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    :ammonite:! But the rest are not far behind...
     
  3. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    I would kinda like to see those giants alive :twisted:
     
  4. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Hi Phil

    Before reading your articles and threads on fossils, I would have said "Aren't living cephs interesting enough?" Now I can't decide. I'll reread your article, and if I understand more, I'll try to answer the poll.

    Melissa
     
  5. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    That's what I voted!

    :shock:
     
  6. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Hmmm........following the TONMO barometer.

    Cretaceous squids are winning. Perhaps something on Tusoteuthis and Niobrarateuthis perhaps? You know this is probably the most difficult of the lot.....there is so little out there.
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I voted for giant squids, but wheres the anicent :vampyro: ? I thought they might also be interesting.
     
  8. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Ooops, that was a bit of an oversight on my part and I should have included them, chrono. I think at the time, it was over a year ago, I didn't think I could scrape up enough info to write an article on them as at the time I though there were only two forms known. Since then, I found details of a third and a few months ago knocked up the article you can see in the 'Fossils' section if you would like to take a look.

    Silly me, yes it should have been there!
     
  9. Snafflehound

    Snafflehound GPO Registered

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    :belemnit:
    nobody is interested in belemnites

    poor belemnites :oops:
     
  10. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    o....Phil made a mistake, Phil made mistake...(contiunes chanting like a idiot)

    LOL, shouldn't have done that. :mrgreen: As to the fossil parts, I'm going to take a look now.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I voted for Goniatites (mainly cos I got one!!) but really you need an "All of the above!".......I'm a generalist!

    J
     
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    I agree :wink:
     
  13. Emperor

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    Ammonites - I lived near Whitby when I was a kid and they were some of the first fossils we studied indepth in invertebrate palaeontology so I have a soft spot for them.

    I've just moved a paper and spotted that I have one on my desk as a paperweight (although as the paper was on top we must have words ;) ).

    Emps
     
  14. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Wow, Emperor. I didn't know you have studied invertebrate palaeontology! :notworth:

    Do you have a photo of your ammonite to post here? I would expect it is probably a Dactylioceras or Hildoceras, but I'm sure Andy would be able to tell you exactly. Have you seen the ammonites he found in his article posted here a couple of weeks ago? They are from very close by to the area.
     
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    I voted belemnites as I'm still pushing my "belemnite gravel" at give away prices !
    what's more, they are in fact caused by lightning hitting the deck, it was on't telly

    Keef
     
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    Ammonites - so many shapes, so many sizes, big ones, little ones - some as big as your 'ed! More species than you can shake a stick at and so easy to find (if your lucky enough to live near the little blighters burial grounds)

    Andy
     

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