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Cretaceous Ammonite

Cretaceous ammonite Placenticeras syrtale Morton found in Barbour County. Ammonites first appeared in the seas 400 million years ago and died out during the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction about 66 million years ago. This specimen dates to the Campanian age, approximately 72 to 83 million years ago.
Courtesy of the University of Alabama Museums/Alabama Museum of Natural History