1.8" Jurassic Ammonite (Hildoceras) Fossil

This is a 1.8" fossil ammonite (Hildoceras) from Lombardia, Italy. It is in good condition and shows the impression of the outer shell. A portion of the rock in which it was found is still attached near the opening.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.


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DETAILS
SPECIES
Hildoceras sp.
LOCATION
Lombardia, Italy
SIZE
1.8" ammonite, 2.3" with stone
CATEGORY
ITEM
#117205
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