The Ithaca, New York-based Paleontological Research Institution has taken to Kickstarter once again to help raise funds for its various programs. To that end, their Paleozoic Pals collection is getting a new addition in the form of this cuddly Ammonoid Plushie.
Ammonoids are a major group of shelled cephalopods (the group containing octopuses and squid) that lived from the Devonian (~380 million years ago) to the end of the Cretaceous (~65 million years ago). They had chambered shells subdivided by complex folded walls, or septa. The term “ammonite” refers to a smaller sub-group of ammonoids, distinguished by extremely complex septa, and restricted to the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods.
The plush is pretty darn adorable, and the project has already fully funded. But there’s still time to head on over to PRI’s Kickstarter page and pre-order one.
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(via Laughing Squid)