1.6" Jurassic Ammonite (Liparoceras) Fossil - England

This is an ammonite fossil of the species Liparoceras pseudostriatum, collected near Gloucestershire, England. It's Jurassic - Pliensbachian in age, or approximately 185 million years old. The ammonite is very wide, and preserves many of the distinctive bumps/nodes along it's shell.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Liparoceras pseudostriatum
LOCATION
Gloucestershire, England
SIZE
1.6" wide ammonite
CATEGORY
ITEM
#162628
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