Goniatite

410–206 million years old


The Goniatite lived between the Devonian (390Ma) and the Permian (251.4Ma) and belonged to the order of Ammonoidea. They can be seen as the ancestor of the ammonite and compared to today’s squid. The Goniatite lived in large inland seas and mainly in the deeper parts of the sea. Many fossils are also found in areas around the tropics 360 million years ago. This may indicate that she lived primarily in tropical areas. Unfortunately, little is known about the eating habits of the Goniatite. It is likely that Goniatite could not crack shells like the later ammonite could and probably fed on shrimp for example.