Has any consensus been reached about orthocone or ammonite body plans?

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  1. modelnut

    modelnut O. vulgaris Registered

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    I know there are two different ideas about what the soft body parts of these ancient cephalopods might have looked like. But what is the leading idea?

    Were they more like the modern nautilus?
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    Or were they more like a squid stuck in a shell?

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    I'm sculpting again and want to know before I get too committed to either side.

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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    No consensus as far as I know... Make the Nautiloids look like Nautilus and the Ammonoids look like squid or octopus... There have been some ideas come out lately but I'll have to look them up. :)
     
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    ???

    Ammonites look more like nautiloids. And Orthocones look more like squid. But both had shells unlike modern squids and octopi. So they were both more like modern nautiloi which alone have shells.

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