Found and prepared this annelid earlier this year. I know its ID but does anyone know of any references other than the palate of serpulids in the guide "Fossils of the Chalk" by the Palaeontological Association?
I have found a good reference to annelids in a book called Invertebrate Fossils by Moore, Lalicker and Fischer, published by Mc Graw-Hill Book Company. inc, in 1952
Chapter 11 is called Annelids and other Worms.
I like collecting old Palaeontological books but cannot find many references to annelids especially from the uk.
Just for interest I picked up a book called A Fossil Guide To The east Yorkshire Coast, this came out in 2011 and contains a lot of information about Speeton, Flamborough, RHB and the Holderness.
Good evening all,
Thanks for the publication references. The specimen is definitely a serpulid, it has no structure patterns of the "cat's paw" and ammonite shells do not preserve well in the chalk, only preserved as in internal mould.
Not sure about your specimen Tabfish, could be a worm or maybe a gastropod? I am unable to comment.
Would like to see your specimen Dan, sounds interesting. However - the chalk is a Cretaceous deposit so I would not have thought your specimen came from the chalk.
Have a nice Christmas,
Hi UK Fossil Guy
Turned this over in my shed when i was making some room and remembered finding it at Mappleton North on the Holderness.
I don't realy know what it is but i hope you can help me as I think it could be a 'worm'
The fossil is about 5cm across.
Tabfish, I am almost surtain yours is a worm, and I now think UK fossil guys is. I have spotted several differences between ammonites. I have a very simular piece to what the UK fossil guy has, but it only has a tiny piece of coral matrix, so you can see the whole piece.
I think it could be a chalk fossil. I'm not sure if it is even a fossil, but it comes from mallorca and if it is a fossil it is from the Neogene period (probably miocene to be more pesific.)
Could you help me to make an ID? I will post an image tomorrow.
Hi again tabfish,
I have being looking on the internet, and I am possotive your fossil is a worm.
How to find a simular piece:
Go on the following: www.fossiliferous.co.uk
Go on other fossils.
There is very simular fossils on there, which could help you to make a more accurate ID.
Hi UK fossil guy,
Here are the fossils/rocks which I found which look a bit like worm burrowings. I found a brachiopod which definietly has worm burrowings, which I have showed in one of my previous posts, but I'm not sure what these are. Could they be something like worm burrowings, bone or coral or are they just rocks which happen to be sercular?