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Cochloceras suessi

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Block with several Cochloceras suessi MOJS., a heteromorph ammonoid of the late Triassic Rhaetian stage.

The size of the gastropod shaped ammonoids is 3-4cm. Other visible ammonoids are Arcestes sp. and Megaphyllites sp.


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Taken with NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300

  • 44 mm
  • 10/1600
  • f f/4.5
  • ISO 640
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Great! We don't see very many heteromorphs from the Triassic, and apparently they're unrelated to the heteromorphs from the Cretaceous. A similar one occurs here on Vancouver Island (at the north end) but it's rare and I've never been to the spot where it's found to find any myself.

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