1.75" Toarcian Ammonite (Hildoceras) Fossil - France

This is a fossil ammonite of the genus Hildoceras that was collected from Belmont, France. It is Toarcian (Jurassic period) in age, or approximately 180 million years old.

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
Hildoceras sp.
LOCATION
Belmont, France
SIZE
1.75" wide ammonite
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#152747
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