One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ammonoid fossil of an early type found chiefly in the Devonian and Carboniferous periods, typically with simple angular suture lines.
- ‘Early ammonoids or goniatites may have simple zig-zag sutures, but they become increasingly complex from the Triassic to the Cretaceous.’
- ‘Good material showing sutures and growth line ornament are required for detailed determination of goniatites.’
- ‘The richly fossiliferous Namurian bed is packed with both brachiopods and goniatites.’
- ‘The taxonomically diverse goniatites dominated the Carboniferous-Permian ammonoid fauna.’
- ‘Carboniferous goniatites as a group appear to be relatively cosmopolitan.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Goniatites, from Greek gōnia ‘angle’.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.