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ammonite

(ăm′ə-nīt′)
n.
1. An extinct cephalopod mollusk of the order Ammonitida of the Permian to Cretaceous Periods, having a thick, usually coiled shell characterized by intricate suture patterns where the septa between individual chambers join the outer shell wall.
2. An ammonoid.

am′mo·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.

ammonite

a name given to a large group of fossil cephalopod molluscs of late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic time that possessed a spiral shell very similar to that of Nautilus.
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In the Salt and Surghar Range the Smithian-Spathian climatic deterioration seriously affected the life in the marine realm, especially the Ammonites and conodonts, and also on land gymnosperm dominated floras replaced the lycopod-dominated communities of the Dienerian-Smithian interval (Hermann et al.
The fact that the Tribe of Gad conquered part of Ammonite land shows that that area previously belonged to Sihon who conquered it from the Ammonites (because, as mentioned above, the Israelites were barred from warring with Ammon and Moab directly).
The Ammonites, Moabites, Edomites, and Amalekites who lived south and east of ancient Palestine -- the Promised Land in the Hebrew Bible -- mistreated, cursed, attacked and refused safe passage to the Israelites who trekked to Palestine.
With the help of teacher-coaches, they produced a video about the ammonites of Mansalay, in particular those found recently by a resident, Susan Belen Viana, a rock collector.
In the verses that follow, (7) we are told that the spirit of God came to Saul, and some 370,000 men were mustered to battle against the Ammonites.
New occurrences of Late Albian ammonites near Amurrio (Ziorraga locality) and Ordunte (Balmaseda locality), and in the Leioa area (Ondiz locality) are currently under study and are here only considered to put the Albian-Cenomanian change in the ammonite associations into a proper context.
Penelope Lively, Dancing Fish and Ammonites (New York: Viking, 2013), 42.
Most scientists now believe a meteor impact did in the dinosaurs, as well as the ammonites, extinct mollusks to which Kolbert devotes a loving chapter.
I'd walk along the beach and pick up fossils of ammonites and I couldn't help but be affected by the natural shapes.