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Ammonites

Ammonites were named for their resemblance to horns of Amon, the Egyptian god depicted as a man with a ram’s head. These “horns” were actually the external shells of a group of cephalopods. Modern cephalopods include the squids, octopuses, cuttlefishes, and the chambered nautilus. The soft parts of ammonites have been inferred in part by comparison with the modern Nautilus. The shell would have provided some protection from potential predators as well as a means of buoyancy regulation. Like the predatory Nautilus, ammonites likely possessed large eyes, a sharp beak, and tentacles. Ammonites are members of the order Ammonoidea that possess convoluted divisions between the many chambers of the shell. Ammonite species flourished in the earth’s seas for over 185 million years, from the late Paleozoic until the end of the Cretaceous Period, when they disappeared from the fossil record along with the dinosaurs.

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