Ammonite Sandtray Miniature for Play Therapy
Ammonites shells were sometimes a shiny, mother-of-pearl look (named ‘ammolite’) that was used to construct attractive jewelry. Ammonites was a group of ocean molluscs related to modern squids and cuttlefish, octopus that first appeared about 300 million years ago they went extinct 56 million years ago. Ammonites look a bit like huge snails.
- Scientific Name: ‘Ammonite’ is an informal term for all animals in the mollusk group Ammonoidea. They are named for the Egyptian god ‘Ammon’. Ammon is usually depicted with ram’s horns on his head, which look a lot like the coiled shells of many species of ammonite.
- Characteristics: All ammonites have a large external shell. Most shells are coiled, but some species have a more complicated helical shape, while others have simple, straight shells. The shells are divided into many chambers, and the divisions to these chambers form complicated patterns on the outside of the shell. The sort parts of ammonites are rarely preserved, but like living octopus, squid and cuttlefish, they had a large head that projected out of the opening in the shell. The head would have had a large brain and well developed eyes, and at least 8 tentacles.
- Size and Color: this model is five inches long and two and a half inches high. It is colored in inconspicuous brown and gray like modern octopus and squids.
- The Ammonite is part ofPlay Therapy Outlet Sandtray Miniature collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free