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Ammonite bitten by a fish

Material: rock

Period: Cretaceous

Accession number: FM2017.8.5

This ammonite’s been bitten by a fish or a tiny shark. Can you spot the bite mark? Ammonites were shellfish that fed on plankton. They floated up and down in the warm sea that covered this area in prehistoric times. They became extinct 65 million years ago at the same time as the dinosaurs. Their closest modern relatives are octopus and squid.

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