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  • Mammites nodosoites (Schlueter 1871)


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    • I found this specimen in a crate full of unprepared ammontes under the table of a Morrocan vendor at a fossil show in Filderstadt-Leinfelden. It was covered "from head to toe" with oysters, but I cold see upon inspection that they would be removeable. In the end I decided to keep them attached to one side. The calcite internal mold reveals the sutures excellently as well as the septal wall in the third photo. The fact that this is just the phragmocone shows how large this ammonite could have been.

    Taxonomy

    Ammonite

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Cephalopoda
    Order: Ammonitida
    Family: Acanthoceratidae
    Genus: Mammites
    Species: M. nodosoides
    Author Citation Schlueter 1871

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Early Turonian

    Stratigraphy

    Unknown

    Biostratigraphy

    nodosoides zone

    Provenance

    Date Collected: 03/22/2014
    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 16cm

    Location

    Asfla
    Goulmima
    El Rachidia
    Morocco

    Comments

    I found this specimen in a crate full of unprepared ammontes under the table of a Morrocan vendor at a fossil show in Filderstadt-Leinfelden. It was covered "from head to toe" with oysters, but I cold see upon inspection that they would be removeable. In the end I decided to keep them attached to one side. The calcite internal mold reveals the sutures excellently as well as the septal wall in the third photo. The fact that this is just the phragmocone shows how large this ammonite could have been.



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