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New Discoveries in North America's Great Plains Bring Ammonites to Life

October 13, 2010

ammonites New research on ammonites, a group of previously common marine invertebrates that went extinct after the Chicxuluxb impact 65 million years ago, is filling in details about the biology of these organisms. Full Story

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American Museum of Natural History

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