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BACULITES (TWO SPECIMENS) - South Dakota, USA

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BACULITES
 
Two specimens of this curious heteromorph ammonite


70 million years old

South Dakota, USA​​​​

Baculites is an extinct genus of ammonite that lived at the end of the Cretaceous period, just before ammonites (and dinosaurs) became extinct. It is known as a heteromorph ammonite which is a group of ammonites that did not have regularly coiled shells.  

Baculites had a mostly straight shell and has been called 'walking stick rock'. Like normal ammonites its shell was divided into chambers and the divisions between the chambers can be seen as ornate suture lines. Part of the original white shell can be seen attached in some places.

When these creatures were alive South Dakota was an inland sea.


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Size: Two specimens, the largest 8 centimetres long
Weight: 165 grams (both specimens)

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BACULITES (TWO SPECIMENS) - South Dakota, USA
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