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  1. dr1k1ngs4fuls

    dr1k1ngs4fuls Larval Mass Registered

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    I got a general idea, i know its a ammonite ceplapod just want to know more about it, just happen to be walking and saw it laying in the dirt so i carried my lil ceplapal with me. its decent size well at least i think so, good 18 pounds. so if someone could tell me more about this lil guy please do
     

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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like a nice cretaceous ammonite. Where was it found? Any chance of a clearer pic?
     
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    i found it in fort worth tx, happen just to be walkin in a feild and just walked across it just chillin in the ground. so i picked it up and brought her home. but heres some better pics.
     

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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Urm, Drakeoceras/Mortoniceras spec. springs to mind... Kevin? Judging scale on perspective here.
     
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    its 12in across, 9 tall and 3 thick and its about 18 pounds, if that will help yall any
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Possibly Mortoniceras, check HERE for a pic and HERE for another.
     
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    Spiral shelled fossil found in central Texas?

    This possible fossil is in a Texas state park I frequent daily.

    I just realized I haven't scaled it for you, but it is probably about 2 ft across. I can take a pic with scaling on Monday if you'd like.

    I overhead once that it was a fossilized shell of some type, but I can't remember what it was called.
     

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    It is a large ammonite 8-) Possibly a Placenticerid, it seems to have the right shape but the sutures are just too weathered to make a good ID from the pic.
     

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