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rhyncholite

rhyncholite One of the beak-like structures which are considered to be the upper jaw structures of fossil cephalopods (Cephalopoda). They are approximately rhomboidal in shape, with a slightly concave lower surface. The anterior portion is termed the hood, the posterior portion the shaft. The first examples are found in the Carboniferous.

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rhyncholite

rhyncholite One of the beak-like structures which are considered to be the upper-jaw structures of fossil cephalopods (Cephalopoda). They are approximately rhomboidal in shape, with a slightly concave lower surface. The anterior portion is termed the hood, the posterior portion the shaft. The first examples are found in the Carboniferous.

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"rhyncholite." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved August 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rhyncholite-0