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Oct 20, 2011 5:32 PM

Answered afap - can anybody identify these long tapering fossils, please ?

etched out of carboniferous limestone in the splash zone, halfway between Porteynon amd Rhossilli on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, in a thin shelly band containing many spiral gastropods - are they gastropods, cephalopods ?


  • Did you bring any home with you? Did they look a bit like these?

    These are tusk shells or Scaphopoda which are a sister group to cephalopods. I don't know much about them, and I am fairly new to fossil collecting myself but thought these were worth mentioning. Have a google and a read about them and see if they seem to match up to what you found.


    Best wishes,



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  • If you do have any specimens we would be happy to have a look at the museum- can email me on to arrange
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