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ammonitella (plural ammonitellas)

  1. The initial part of a spiral shell, originating from a central chamber, in ammonoid molluscs
    • 2016 January 14, “Paleobiology of the Latest Tithonian (Late Jurassic) Ammonite Salinites grossicostatum Inferred from Internal and External Shell Parameters”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0145865:
      The embryonic stage, consisting of a small ellipsoid protoconch and ammonitella, ends at about 0.6 mm.
    • 2017, Danna Staaf, Squid Empire, ForeEdge, →ISBN, page 61:
      Sure, ammonoid shells as a whole got progressively more coiled over the Devonian. But so did the tiniest part of each ammonoid shell, the ammonitella.