Lovely Fossils from the Sea, Ammonite, Sharks Tooth and a Piece of Coral On Stone

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These are not particularly rare fossils, but they are prettier than most and they are very unique and arty in design and color.

The stone on top is an ammonite. 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 (i.e., octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species. The earliest ammonites appear during the Devonian, and the last species died out during the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.
Ammonites are excellent index fossils, and it is often possible to link the rock layer in which a particular species or genus is found to specific geological time periods. Their fossil shells usually take the form of planispirals, although there were some helically spiraled and nonspiraled forms (known as heteromorphs).

The name "ammonite", from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (d. 79 AD near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns

The black shark teeth are beautiful and they are plentiful because sharks loose some of their teeth every week. I believe this is from 5-350 million years old and may have come from a snaggle-tooth shark.

The piece of coral on the rock is such a pretty formation and color.This is not a particularly rare piece of coral, but the color contrast of the coral and the brown stones is beautiful and is balanced so nicely by mother nature. That made it a perfect subject to add some color and beauty to the other fossils. It is the first piece I have found like it.

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