The comments of A. G. Checa and R. A. Hewitt and G. E. G. Westermann on my article (Lewy, 2002a) about the functional morphology of the ammonite fluted septal margins do not mainly relate to this paper. Also they completely misinterpret its presentation. Both commentaries erroneously blame Lewy (2002a) for supporting the old idea of muscle attachment onto the complexly folded ammonite septum without adding new data (Checa, 2003), or without knowing that it was rejected a long time ago (“ignorance of their history”; Hewitt and Westermann, 2003). Lewy (2002a) clearly pointed out in the...

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