Mark Skeggs

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Ammonites...

Ammonites are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species.

Ammonite Fossils

Ammonite pavement in Lyme Regis, Dorset, Great Britain - a World Heritage Site. We went fossil hunting at Lyme Regis as kids! I took my husband a few years ago and we only found one fossil! I don't think he believed we used to find loads.

Marsdon Magna Marble -- Highly Polished, Embedded With UK Fossils Including British Ammonites -- Jurassic Period -- Approximately 200 MYO -- Fossils Direct

Marsdon Magna Marble -- Highly Polished, Embedded With UK Fossils Including British Ammonites -- Jurassic Period -- Approximately 200 Million Years Old -- Via Fossils Direct

Titanites is an extinct cephalopod genus belonging to the subclass Cephalopoda and family Dorsoplanitidae, that lived during the upper Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic,

Titanites is an extinct cephalopod genus belonging to the subclass Cephalopoda and family Dorsoplanitidae, that lived during the upper Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic.

Fossil herrings from the Eocene Green River Formation of the western United States where Colorado, Utah and Nevada meet. Photo by Matt Friedman.

Fossil herrings from the Eocene Green River Formation of the western United States where Colorado, Utah and Nevada meet. Photo by Matt Friedman. These fossils are about 50 million years old.

And if 52 feet, 100 tons, and an 18 ton bite force doesn’t scare you, maybe this actual picture of a megalodon tooth will put this in perspective for you…

An "actual picture of a Megalodon tooth". Well, it IS an actual picture, but not an actual tooth. Megalodon was a prehistoric shark. Its teeth grew to be about the size of a large hand.

A seashell beautifully placed in a Palaeolithic tool (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) Via @irish archaeology

A Palaeolithic tool (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) carefully sculpted around a seashell fossil embedded in the rock. Was the prehistoric took maker thinking about aesthetics and beauty?

UK fossils including British ammonites - Fossils Direct - beautiful

Marsdon Magna Marble -- Highly Polished, Embedded With UK Fossils Including British Ammonites -- Jurassic Period -- Approximately 200 Million Years Old -- Via Fossils Direct