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Re: Ammonite colouration (was Re: SVP Preview)
At 04:01 AM 01/10/02 -0400, Aegyptiacus@aol.com wrote:
AFAIK, ammonite body impression have been found during the late-80s? (can't
remember the date). Ammonites had eight tentacles.
I'd be curious to know your source for this statement. According to a new
book on the subject, "Ammonites" by Neale Monks and Philip Palmer (Natural
History Museum, London / Smithsonian Institution Press 2002), "We do not
know if ammonites had eight, ten or 90 arms, whether they had suckers on
the arms or if they were plain like those of the nautilus" (p. 48).
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