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  • noun Plural form of nautiloid.


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  • There's no hint of a shell; previous theories had postulated a shelled common ancestor to squid, nautiloids, and ammonoids, but either this was a specialized branch that lost the shell, or modern cephalopod groups independently re-evolved the structure.

    Mother of all squid! - The Panda's Thumb

  • I also really like the scenery with the nautiloids.

    Color Underwater

  • What initially was a rudimentary echolocating ability to find hard-bodied nautiloids in surface waters 40 million years ago was perfected, as nautiloids declined, into a refined biosonar system able to find soft-bodied squid as they migrate downward during the day.

    September 5th, 2007

  • Since I'm doing links here are a pair of crackers from BoingBoing: knitted nautiloids and human hair lampshades.

    Trellick Tower's Been Calling

  • But when we looked at nautiloids on Seven Cave Shelf and in Nautiloid Canyon, Gish pointed out that even if there was a tendency for the fossils to be oriented the way Austin says they are, they could be that way just because the current carried them there; there is no necessity for catastrophic burial nor evidence for a mass kill.

    Another Visit to the Grand Canyon - The Panda's Thumb

  • In the seas primitive sharks common and very diverse, echinoderms (especially crinoids and blastoids) abundant, Corals, bryozoa, and and brachiopods (Productida, Spriferida, etc) very common; Goniatites common, trilobites and nautiloids in decline.

    Table of geologic time - The Panda's Thumb

  • Panelled in black marble and cherry wood, the marble is full of fossilised nautiloids.

    The London Gent's: Duke's Hotel

  • She loved the odd-looking trees; the dragonflies; the cockroaches; the life below the ocean surface that she visited from time to time by diving; nautiloids, trilobites, sharks, fields of crinoids like fields of lilies, reefs built by animals that were not corals.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • So Fle - ta's hooves avoided trampling the sponges and fernlike graptolites, and the squidlike nautiloids watched with - out reaction.

    Robot Adept

  • A.A. Snelling and K.P. Wise, Canyon-length mass kill of orothocone nautiloids, Redwall Limestone (Mississippian) Grand Canyon, A.izona, A.stracts with P.ograms,

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]


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