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Ammonite fossil. Ammonites are extinct marine invertebrates

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Ammonite fossil. Ammonites are extinct marine invertebrates

Ammonite fossil. Ammonites are extinct marine invertebrates. They first appeared in the Late Silurian to Early Devonian period (around 400 million years ago) and became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period (65 million years ago)

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Ammonite Extinct Fossil Fossil Invertebrate Fossilised Fossils Geological Petrified Shell Spiral Spiralling Palaeontology


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This print showcases the intricate beauty of an Ammonite fossil, a relic from the ancient marine world. Ammonites were once thriving invertebrates that roamed the seas millions of years ago. Their existence spanned an impressive timeline, emerging during the Late Silurian to Early Devonian period and ultimately meeting their demise at the end of the Cretaceous era. The mesmerizing spiral shape of this particular ammonite shell is a testament to its biological significance and geological importance. Petrified over time, it now stands as a remarkable piece of evidence for paleontologists studying Earth's history. As we gaze upon this single fossilized specimen, we are transported back in time, imagining these mysterious creatures gracefully navigating prehistoric oceans. The spiraling pattern serves as a reminder of nature's inherent elegance and complexity. Ammonites hold immense value within scientific circles due to their classification as index fossils. These unique organisms provide crucial insights into past ecosystems and aid researchers in dating rock formations with precision. Science Photo Library has masterfully captured this snapshot, allowing us to appreciate both the aesthetic allure and scientific relevance encapsulated within this ammonite fossil print. It serves as a timeless reminder that our planet's history is written not only in words but also through remnants like these – silent witnesses to life forms long gone but forever imprinted on Earth's tapestry.

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