Location: Saratov, Volga Region, Russia Time Period: Aptian - Cretaceous - Approx. 120 myo Measurements: ~ 6" tall x 9-1/2" wide x 3" thick Actual Ammonite: ~ 6" tall x 9-1/4" wide x 1-1/2" deep
The name Ammonite was derived from "ammonis cornua," translated to mean Horns of Ammon. Ammon was an Egyptian god that was typically depicted wearing ram horns, whose spiraled shape is similar to that of an Ammonite.
Ammonites first appeared in the oceans during the Devonian Period, some 400 million years ago. They died out around 65.5 million years ago along with the dinosaurs.
Unlike more commonly structured (homomorphs) Ammonites, Audouliceras matherioanum Ammonites had uncoiled shells. This body shape made them very poor swimmers. They most likely drifted along in the seas, feeding on plankton, or crawled along the seabed, feeding on slower prey.
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