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March 2017

Making room for Silurian corals

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SDGS members find : The tabulate coral Thecia (Thecia) expatiata {Syn., Thecia swinderniana} from Much Wenlock, Shropshire, which occurs as thin sheets encrusting other corals or a stand-alone like the one I found below. It is also described in the very informative book “British Fossils Palaeozoic”

Also having a lot of fun with the book “A Monograph of the British Fossil Corals” by H. Milne Edwards and Jules Haime printed for the paleontographical society in 1850! The pages (figure 7 and 7a) below were used to describe this Silurian coral.

Be sure to book your space for Lea Quarry at the end of the year. 😉

The sun shone on the Oxford Clay :)

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……The sun shone for the Stamford and District Geological Society today which was an absolute joy to see, especially after the rain we had all day yesterday in Whittlsea. With everyone suitably dressed in the correct attire for getting (covered in clay) and once you mastered the art of what felt like walking on stilts within minutes of trudging around the fossil area.

A great time was had by all….

A big thanks to the following members: Field Secretary Kenny Nye, Richard Forrest creator of the website The Plesiosaur Site and David Savory from the Flag Fen Archaeology Park for their knowledgeable Oxford Clay input, and the new members amongst our group who journeyed out, as days such as these are just not possible without your efforts and contributions.

Special thanks to Philip Parker Associates Ltd for their help in planning for the field trip from start to finish.

Enjoy some of the photos…….

p.s. The society will also donate Belemnite’s they found to the Peterborough Museum for educational purposes.

Gryphaea from the Kellaways clays

From the left indicated by the white arrows : the Teuthida  Acanthoteuthis : crustacea trackways probably made by Mecocheirus : various aragonitic crushed Kosmoceras

Lepidotes fish scale showing peg sockets

Members looking for fossils

The belemnite Cylindroteuthis pusoziana found in some Kellaways clays

pina (pina) mitis bivalves

Members looking for fossils

Members looking for fossils

Members looking for fossils

Members looking for fossils

Members looking for fossils

Members looking for fossils

Members looking for fossils

Members looking for fossils

Unknown fish scale

Members looking for fossils

Unknown at present bone fragment

Members looking for fossils

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