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Aphanites is a Lower Pennsylvanian ammonite belonging to the Goniatitid family Reticuloceratidae which are characterized by involute subdiscoidal shells covered by linear or biconvex growth lines that may be crossed by longitudinal lirae, producing a reticulate pattern. Sutures are simple, the ventral lobe double pronged. Related genera include Surenites and Reticuloceras.
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by New York Academy of Sciences, Timothy M. Kusky
Aphanites are igneous rocks in which the component grains can not be distinguished readily without a microscope and are formed when magma from a volcano falls or flows across the surface and cools quickly. Some igneous rocks, known as ...
The Encyclopedia Britannica (1910)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm
Although a few authorities still recognize the aphanites as a distinct class, most systematic petrologists, at the present time, have discarded it, and regard these rocks as merely structural facies of other species. Those which contain hornblende ...
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Scrabble value of A1P3H4A1N1I1T1E1S1
The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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