Ammonite fossil

Ammonite fossil

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Caption: Ammonite (Promicroceras martonense) fossil preserved in calcite, held between thumb and finger. Ammonites were marine invertebrates. They first appeared in the fossil record around 400 million years ago in the late Silurian and early Devonian periods and became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago. This fossil was found in the lower lias rock of Lyme Regis, UK. Lower lias is limestone rock which was laid in the early Jurassic period (195-172 million years ago).

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