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James Blackwood

Hildoceras Bifrons

Description:

Ammonites like this lived in the Jurassic period.  They belong to a group of animals known as Cephalopods.  Today this group includes the soft-bodied octopus and squid, but many extinct species such as this had shells.  These shells acted as both protection and as devices to help the animals float in the water. 

Dimensions:
width at widest point 92mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
Mc.57
Digital Number:
EANH022n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council