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Halorites Ammonite Couple Fossil Sea Shell Prehistoric Triassic Collection

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Origin : Indonesia (West Timor, Noe Bihati)

Geological era : Late Triassic (Norico)

Age : 210 million of years

Size : 158 gr - cm 5.5

Rare ! Ammonite Fossil Seashell Double sectioned Pair mm 55 gr 158 Halorites macer Extinct Prehistoric Cephalopods Molluscs Mesozoic Triassic Collecting Paleontology Museum.

Remarkable and uncommon fossil find of Ammonite from Noric (Upper Triassic), representative collectible specimen in excellent condition, Extra quality. Polished Pair Section, with perfectly visible internal chambers where the animal lodged, with lovely deposits of quartz and calcite. Only a piece, as in photos.

Halorites is an extinct genus of Triassic Ammonites belonging to the order Ceratitida and the family Haloritidae.
This genus is known in fossil records from the Triassic (from approximately 212 to 205.6 million years ago). Fossils of species within this genus have been found in Indonesia, Canada, India, Oman, Tajikistan, and the United States.

The Ammonites are an extinct group of Cephalopods, which appeared in the Lower Devonian about 400 million years ago and extinguished at the end of the Cretaceous, together with the Dinosaurs (65 million years ago), leaving no known descendants. Like all cephalopods known this organisms were carnivorous: active predators of marine animals, microphagous (plankton), scavengers, and even cannibals. The shell of ammonites in general has the form of a spiral wound on a plan (although some species, such heteromorphy, have a more complex three-dimensional winding) and it is this feature that has given their name. The appearance infact resembles a coiled horn, like that of a ram (the Egyptian god Amon was commonly depicted as a man with ram's horns). Pliny the Elder described the fossils of these animals ammonis cornua, "horns of Ammon." Often the name of the species of Ammonites ends with -ceras, from a greek word (κέρας) whose meaning is, in fact, "horn" (eg. Pleuroceras etymologically means horn with the coast).
The shell was divided by septa into several rooms, including the clam occupied only the last. The others were used as "air chambers" filled with gas and liquid to control the floating body. The ammonite could well change its depth in a manner similar to the current Nautilus.
Because of their extraordinary variability and distribution in marine sediments around the world the ammonites are considered fossils for excellence and guide-fossils of exceptional value, used for dating in stratigraphy of the sedimentary rocks.
The classification of ammonites is made on the basis of morphology and ornamentation of the shell, and the shape of septa, depending on the suture line.

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