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Ammonite Cephalopod Ammonite Cephalopod

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

“Fool’s gold” (pyrite) replaced the shell of this fossilized ammonite, an extinct relative of the nautilus.

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  • Title: Ammonite Cephalopod Ammonite Cephalopod
  • Location: Great Britain, Europe
  • Type: Fossil
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): PAL336712, PAL336712
  • Scientific Name: <i>Diploceras sp.</i>, <i>Diploceras sp.</i>
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Geologic Age: Mesozoic - Cretaceous - Upper/Late (100 - 65 million years ago)
  • Field: Paleobiology

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