Origins of Ammonites - Brotheridge

Origins of Ammonites

Ammonites, once prolific marine creatures, thrived in Earth's oceans from the Devonian to the Cretaceous periods, approximately 240 to 65 million years ago. These fascinating cephalopods, distant relatives of modern-day squids and octopuses, possessed coiled external shells which they used for buoyancy, propelling themselves backward by expelling water through a siphon. While their ornate, spiral shells are primarily what remains as fossils today, studies suggest they were adept hunters with tentacles to capture prey and sharp beak-like jaws. Their diverse size range and worldwide distribution, coupled with evidence from related modern cephalopods, allow us to infer that their behavior was likely as complex and varied as their modern counterparts.

Key Locations:
These fossilized marvels are primarily sourced from:

1. Lyme Regis, UK: A significant site on England's Jurassic Coast.
2. Madagascar: Renowned for its colorful and detailed ammonite specimens.
3. Morocco: Desert regions revealing diverse ammonite shapes and sizes.

Ammonites provide vital geological insights, helping researchers decipher Earth's climatic, sea level, and evolutionary patterns.

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