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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nostroceras ammonite, fossil specimen. Ammonites, now extinct, were marine invertebrate cephalopod molluscs, usually with a spiral shell. Most were less than 20 centimetres across. Ammonites first appear in the fossil record around 400 million years ago and became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period 65 million years ago. Nostroceras is a type of loosely coiled ammonite that was was common in the Late Cretaceous (100 to 65 million years ago). This specimen was found in Germany.
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