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Exhibition hall: The History of the Earth and Life
Nipponites
Nipponites"
Display Location: The History of the Earth and Life
This specimen is a Nipponites, a type of ammonites found in Japan. The shells are “unraveled,” giving them an uncommon appearance. In Hokkaido, when the first specimen of Nipponites was unearthed, scientists thought it was a diseased individual, but when several similar fossils were found it was understood to be a species.

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