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Ammonites

 

Ammonites are squid-like predator animals with fast movements. Living in shallow water, they grew up to 2.5 meters in diameters. They lived for about 200 million years and were extinct 65 million years ago.

Ammonites are one of the most common groups of fossils used for dating geologic rock layers. In some locations in Jordan, such as the Ajloun region, ammonites can be found in building stone especially when sliced for use as marble. In other locations, as in Pella, they can be hardly recognized as their hard shells are pressed together and integrated in soft limestone.

 

Jordan's Ammonites and Baculites

Azraq

Pella

Mujib & Wala

Harraneh

Other Locations

 

 

Other Mollusks

Na'our Gryphaea

Al-Hisa Giant Oysters

Others

 

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