Ammonoid Mouthparts

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  1. Pr0teusUnbound

    Pr0teusUnbound GPO Registered

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    remember the story about the Baculites ammonite radula being discovered with a synchrotron? it turns out that its not the only ammonoid buccal apparatus know to science. it turns out there are at least a dozen complete specimens of ammonite beaks and radulas from the mesozoic era, plus a few ceratites from the triassic and goniatites from the carboniferous. many of them are different from the filter feeding apparatus of Baculites.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    This Article just out, shows

    I would imagine there were many different kinds of ammonoids, that ate many different things. :smile:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    LOL, THAT was the statement that made me rush to be sure you saw the article :grin:
     
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