Explanation of Fossil Types

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Explanation of Fossil Types You can find fossils of many different shapes and sizes. Every species has its own dubble Latin name. Here you find an explanation of the names of the most abundant fossils: Amber Amber is fossil resin from trees. Sometimes perfectly preserved insects or plant remains are found within pieces of amber. Amber is very lightweight. When you tap it against your teeth, it sounds like a piece of plastic. Amber has mostly a yellowish color. Most amber is found in the Baltic Sea region. The Russion Kaliningrad produces 90% of the worlds annual production. Pieces of amber sometimes wash ashore in The Netherlands, Germany, and the Baltic Sea region. In Madagascar also much amber is found. A piece of amber from Groningen, The Netherlands. Ammonites An ammonite is an extinct inkfish-like animal with chambers in its shell. The order of Ammonidea belongs to the class of inkfish like animals ( Cephalopoda ) and the phylum Mollusca . The name comes from the Egyptian god Ammon. Ammonites look like the curled
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course GLY GLY1100 taught by Professor Jaymuza during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.

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