12.7" Jurassic Ammonite (Parkinsonia) Fossil- England

This is a massive 12.7" Parkinsonia ammonite from Dorset England. It is Jurassic in age and has excellent shell preservation on one side of the specimen, with only minimal damage from extraction and preparation. Overall a very cool display piece.

Comes with a metal 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.
FOR SALE
$595
DETAILS
SPECIES
Parkinsonia sp.
LOCATION
Freshwater, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, England
FORMATION
Upper Inferior Oolite
SIZE
12.7" Wide
ITEM
#206848
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.