17" Tall, Jurassic Ammonite (Hammatoceras) Display - France

This is an aesthetic display piece featuring four, large Hammatoceras ammonite fossils. It is 17" tall with the largest ammonite being 7.8" wide. The base it displays so that it stands up nicely on a flat surface.

These ammonites were quarried in the Rhône-Alpes region of France and are Lower Jurassic in age, approximately 180 million years old. The sculpture is a composite, meaning that while the fossils are all real, some of them have been mounted on the rock. All of the ammonite fossils have some degree of restoration work.

Ammonites were predatory cephalopod mollusks that resembled squids with spiral shells. They are more closely related to living octopuses, though their shells resemble that of nautilus species. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago during the Triassic Period. 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.
Hammatoceras sp.
Rhône-Alpes Region, France
Largest Ammonite: 7.8" across, Entire piece: 17 x 11.5"
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