A new type of shell malformation caused by epizoans in Late Jurassic ammonites from Central Russia

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    A new type of shell malformation caused by epizoans in Late Jurassic ammonites from Central Russia
    ALEKSANDR A. MIRONENKO 2016 (pdf)

     
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    The above article could be titled, "My ammonite has fleas" :wink:. The conclusion suggests the parasite may have been some kind of copepod like animal. Having read several of Ed Yong's posts on insects, it occurred to me that he didn't consider egg laying/incubation as a possibility.

    Of other interests, he mentions that some ammonites may have had an external soft mucus like coating much like the newly rediscovered Allonautilus scrobiculatus.
     
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    Thanks D, tweeted this.
     

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