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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 19th Century, enterprising craftsmen would carve snake-like heads on to the ammonites they had picked up and sell them to tourists as souvenirs.
Waagen's (1879;1895) monumental study of the Permian and early Triassic Ammonite fauna of the Salt Range has made this area a classic global Early Triassic locality and for documenting the disruption between the late Permian to Early Triassic faunal realm.
Rashi (to TB Gittin 38a) cites the abovementioned exchange between Jephthah and the Ammonite king as the Talmud's source for the assumption that Sihon conquered land from Ammon.
Ancient Israelites understood their generational struggles against their enemies, especially the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites.
Their entry tackles the discovery of the ammonite fossils (above) found in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro.
The insertion given in 4QSam (a) gives additional background information for the account of the Ammonite campaign against Jabesh-gilead.
Studies on sequence stratigraphy from separated marine Cenomanian successions with a high-resolution ammonite biostratigraphy have demonstrated that sea-level changes are globally synchronous and therefore eustatic in origin (Anglo-Paris basin, Robaszynski et al.
8220;It's hard to imagine the biting force of this ancient beast, which would have dwarfed the largest crocodile and doubled the length of a great white shark,” says Jim Lovisek, who appeared in spring 2014 on CBC's Four Rooms, where he sold a rare ammonite for $12,000.
said Jesse, picking up a big lump of ammonite from her case.
He covers who the Ammonites were and where they lived, the archaeology of the Amman Plateau in Jordan, epigraphic sources for Ammonite history, biblical and post-biblical sources, Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian imperialism, the economy of the Amman Plateau, and societal change in the Iron Age.
For the collector type, you can find cufflinks in the limited edition 'Silver Ammonite' line made from rare natural ammonite fossils developed millions of years ago from the Jurassic and Paleozoic eras.