Permo-Triassic cephalopod hunt

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Beautiful scenery Hajar! Oh how I wish this snow was gone. :sad:
Like Terri's Ordovician, your Triassic is alot like we have over here. Unfortunately it, like the Ordovician is just a slightly different age, the Ordovician of Tennessee is just younger and the Triassic of Oman is just older. We find Eumorphotis and possibly the last of Claraia, but the ammonoids are quite different.
 

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When your snow has gone it will be too hot to go out here.

Interesting to think that these animals were living shortly after the most severe mass extinction in Earth history.

Here attached is a photo from last night's starwatch site (what a spectacularly clear night and Jupiter with four moons a fine sight). We camped on Lower Permian rocks, cross-bedded shallow marine with very abundant fossils.
 

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I read a bit more about that section and found: "evidence of an extraordinarily rapid faunal recovery after the P-Tr crisis" ... "It contains also the most diverse Griesbachian assemblage known to date, which has a community structure not normally recorded in pre-Spathian rocks and which was living under well oxygenated conditions".

The long thin objects are scaphopods though I picked them up in the hope that they might be orthocones. Bellerophontids were also very common (masquerading as goniatites!).

Happy New Year to all!
 

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Beautifully done Hajar! Thanks for taking us all along, looking forward to seeing more!
 

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I could probably do that last "hill" but not the one that would require a goat's hooves in your prior photos :wink: Ditto on Terri's, "Thanks" comments.
 

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