Bacculites grandis

This is a 34" example of a western interior ammonite from South Dakota. (The ammonitella has been reconstructed.) Does anyone know if the slight bend typically found in bacculites is a characteristic of the animal or a product of fossilization?

Bacculites grandis
Grim, Dec 18, 2006
    • slotphones
      Thats a great specimen. Not seen many with even a reconstructed ammmonitella, so kudos. I believe from what I see in the treatise on invertebrate paleontology, the curve is real ans not an artefact of preservation.
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