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Ammonites made pearls
Topic Started: Feb 28 2012, 07:41 AM (398 Views)
JohnFaa
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Adveho in mihi Lucifer
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http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/ammonoids-trapped-parasites-in-pearls-2/
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lamna
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Interesting, do we have any proof that Ammonites were little squid things? I remember when I was much younger a book saying we've never found any fossils of their soft parts.
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JohnFaa
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From what I can gather there are soft tissue impressions that show that they were not only squid things, but more closely related to modern day squids and octopuses/pi/R'hylleh than to the other shelled cephalopods.
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Kamineigh
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THAT'S THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT, SON.
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JohnFaa
Feb 28 2012, 03:18 PM
From what I can gather there are soft tissue impressions that show that they were not only squid things, but more closely related to modern day squids and octopuses/pi/R'hylleh than to the other shelled cephalopods.
PODES.
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Zorcuspine
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HOENN CONFIRMED

Now THIS is weird! I have trouble imagining a cephalopod making perals. I wonder if all ammonites do this or only a couple?
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