I found this in the Margate coast and I've been wondering what it could be, looking online we thought there is a chance of beeing a tooth of some kind, it really looks like a mammoth tooth but its maybe too small?
Im sending you 4 pictures where you can see it from every side.
Thanks so much for your help.
All the best
Nice find. It's definietly not a mammoth tooth, but it looks like a fossil, maybe a shark coprolite. It also looks like a fragment of a trilobite, but I would guess a shark coprolite, although I'm probably wrong.
I firstly thought it was part of a water worn ammonite but what concerns me is the lack of suture lines/patterns.
It could be a Nautilus or a hetromorph (uncoiled shell) type ammonite.
Hi, thanks for your replies. It is rather heavy but it doesn't have any iron pyrites in it. It is not as symmetrical as most ammonites appear, it looks more like a ptychodus tooth or a two-sided finger print. It looks like a wave pattern,
But looking at plate 64 specimen 2 in british mesozoic fossils it doe's have similarities to part of a hetromorph ammonite called Hamites maximus found in the same area as this specimen.
Hi tabfish. You could be right- it could be a hetromorph ammonite, but if you look at pic1 the top of it has bigger ridges than the bottom, and they almost overlap so I would say banded flint.
I've been looking at the images a bit more and I now agree with tabfish- it is an ammonite. I think it is the outer whorl, towards the end of it where the squid-like creature stuck out of. Pic4 looks particularly like an ammonite.
I can see what is meant by the structure curving, but ammonites are only VERY rarely preserved in flint, banding looks too irregular to me. I think this is one of those specimens which need to be seen in person to be sure; I would hold onto it for now.
I agree UK Fossil Guy with having a look in person because as you said ammonites are very rarely preserved in flint.
I have had some ammonites called Titanites giganticus with flint inclusions that have spoiled the preperation because the flint is not soft enough to prepair.