What’s Next for the 1.2 Million Prehistoric Fossils Now at Smithsonian | Smithsonian Voices | National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Magazine

Ammonites are a family of prehistoric marine mollusks that lived from roughly 400 million years ago to 66 million years ago. They’re known for their tightly spiraled shells.  Smithsonian Institution, USNM PAL 376968

Digitization will soon allow researchers around the globe to access the latest specimens in the National Fossil Collection


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