Not what I thought: Shark Teeth Found Stuck in Ancient Ammonite 1

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Those Ammonites were are hard crusted bunch. Tough in a fight (or for dinner).

When I saw the title I thought perhaps it was a discussion of leviathan exacting revenge on the ancient peoples of the Transjordan or some such. Which would have been odd, given the Ammonites’ geographic location, but still perhaps there was some biblical connection. Nope. Apparently an “ammonite” is an ancient, and extinct creature akin to the modern nautilus.

A shelled fossil discovered in an amateur’s collection may harbor the first direct evidence of prehistoric sharks eating ammonites some 150 million years ago.

via Shark Teeth Found Stuck in Ancient Ammonite Shell | Wired Science | Wired.com.

 

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