The Role of Ammonites in the Mesozoic Marine Food Web Revealed by Jaw Preservation

@article{Kruta2011TheRO,
  title={The Role of Ammonites in the Mesozoic Marine Food Web Revealed by Jaw Preservation},
  author={Isabelle Kruta and Neil H. Landman and Isabelle Rouget and Fabrizio Cecca and Paul Tafforeau},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331},
  pages={70 - 72}
}
Analysis of x-ray microtomographic reconstructions of ammonite fossils reveal their feeding habits. Ammonites are prominent in macroevolutionary studies because of their abundance and diversity in the fossil record, but their paleobiology and position in the marine food web are not well understood due to the lack of preserved soft tissue. We present three-dimensional reconstructions of the buccal apparatus in the Mesozoic ammonite Baculites with the use of synchrotron x-ray microtomography… 
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