Ammonite

ammonite

This picture shows an ammonite found at Southam Cement Works.

Ammonites are gone forever but we know a lot about their lives.

Their shells tell us that they came in many shapes and sizes. The animal that lived in the shell was something like an octopus or squid.

Some carried cumbersome coiled shells with ornate ribs. Some were streamlined for champion swimming speeds.

Some ammonites developed unusual straight, pointed or uncoiled shells.

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