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Jurassic ammonite

Description: This creature, known as an ammonite, is an ancient relative of the modern day octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. Although this specimen is 2 feet in diameter and rather large, some fossil ammonites have been found that are larger than 8 feet across. This ammonite was found in England among rocks that date to about 150 million years ago! Ammonites became extinct more than 65 million years ago.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Fossils
Animals, Fossil
Paleontology -- Jurassic
Paleontology -- Cretaceous
Paleontology -- Mesozoic
Marine animals, Fossil

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