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amonit Asteroceras

amonit Asteroceras
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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A study in Conchology (seashells) 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-26 3:28
Viewed: 9022
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amonits are a group of marine animals (subclass Ammonoidea) in the phylum Mollusca and class Cephalopoda. Their closest living relative is probably not the modern Nautilus, which they resemble, but rather the Subclass Coleoidea (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish). Their fossil shells take the form of flat spirals (though there are some rarer helically spiraled and non-spiraled forms, called heteromorphs) and are responsible for the animals' name as they somewhat resemble a tightly coiled ram's horn (the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was commonly depicted as a man with ram's horns). Plinius the Elder (died 79 AD near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua, "horn of Ammon". Often the name of ammonite species ends in ceras, Greek (κέρας) for "horn" (e.g. Pleuroceras).

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this photo is mineral and fosil exibition in Trzic 2006

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Hello Marjan,
Interesting picture. The ammonite looks like one fron Patagonia. The rocks where its found is selling to decorate walls.
Very useful note.

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  • ys2 (155)
  • [2006-05-28 15:47]

Very interesting picture, good composition. amazingly underrated, congratulations.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-29 2:12]

Hi Marjan!
Very interesting shot! I saw many of these amonites in my wife's univ. museum and on expositions in Lodz. I own few also. High quality photo, nice composition with perfect black BG. Good work!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-13 9:40]

Hola Marjan,
Una foto con mucha historia, me encanta todo tipo de fósiles... perfecto trabajo. TFS, saludos

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