Sectioned Ammonite

Sectioned Ammonite

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Credit: MARTIN SHIELDS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Internal view of a sectioned ammonite fossil, Perisphintes sp., from Madagascar, Jurassic Period. The view reveals the internal chambers created by the animal as it grew. In the fossil the chambers have become filled with crystallized minerals.

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