Ammonites are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e. octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species.
Ammonites are excellent index fossils, and it is often possible to link the rock layer in which they are found to specific geological time periods. Their fossil shells usually take the form of planispirals, although there were some helically spiraled and nonspiraled forms (known as heteromorphs).
The name "ammonite", from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (d. 79 AD near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns. Often the name of an ammonite genus ends in -ceras, which is Greek (κέρας) for "horn".
Ammonites are a fossilized animal related to the snail. It allows you to step back and look at the "big picture" and make better decisions with this information. These fossils are protective. Ammonites transmute negative energy. Ammonites provide stability and structure as well as protection for the user. They feed our survival instinct and abilities and helps us see how to help Mother Earth survive, too.
Ammonites also carry the atributes of Fossils. Fossils can be used to fill out your accomplishments in the business world. They help you improve your environment. Fossils help make you more open to change, helping you to get rid of the old ideas, old schedules, etc. They allow you to find the most up-to-date information to help make these changes.
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