Went to the local gem and mineral show and brought home a few good finds. I am slightly obsessed with ammonites. I know they are one of the most common fossils out there but they are also some of the prettiest when polished. And a dragoness likes her pretties.
The one I picked up had a lot of red iridescence in it despite being sold as just a regular ammonite. I just love it so much! My head just swims with what these prehistoric cephalopods looked like! A lot of images out there have them looking like our modern day throwback the nautilus. Following that theme I bring you a theoretical ammonite!
|"OM NOM NOM!"|
There's all sorts of these creatures! Straight ones and partially uncoiled ones. It gets pretty weird. I wonder what they all looked like and what they ate. I searched the internets for any kind of preserved soft body tissue fossil but so far I haven't found any hints to what their squishy parts really looked like! All that gets preserved is their shells. So really, the sky is the limit, or in this case, the imagination!