The fossilized remains of an unknown prehistoric creature found in Fukushima prefecture in the north-west of the Japanese island of Honshu. Reports today the Japanese agency Kyodo.
It appeared to be an ammonite, or cephalopod new species that lived in the seas of the Mesozoic Era 200-140 million years ago.
According to experts, this finding — the first in more than 30 years of case detection in Japan a new species of prehistoric creatures, ITAR-TASS reported.
Ammonites — extinct mollusks, whose name comes from the name of the ancient Egyptian god Amun, depicts a ram with twisted horns similar to shells of ammonites.
Ammonites lived all over the globe, but became extinct in the Late Jurassic period.
Battery News, 27/04/2004 10:31