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(WSA 568; Figured)
A well-preserved ammonite collected from the lower Cretaceous La Pena formation by Diaz and Humphrey near Sabina Hidalgo in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
In life, this cephalopod would have lived in shallow, near-shore marine waters, predating on smaller organisms and using its shell to protect itself from predators and rough water.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.1 mm x 2.9 mm x 1.4 mm (1.6 in x 1.1 in x 0.6 in)
Credits: The model was generated using a NextEngine 3D scanner. This sample was completed by Chase Shelburne. Funding was provided by ‘Adopt-A-Fossil’, a University of Texas at Austin Hornraiser crowdfunding project. Run by the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab at the Jackson School of Geosciences.
Reference: Young, K. 1976. Lower Albian and Aptian (Cretaceous) Ammonites of Texas