2.2" Bathonian Ammonite (Morphoceras) Fossil - France

This is a 2.2" fossil ammonite of the species Morphoceras sp., collected from St. Benin, France. It is Bathonian (Jurassic period) in age, or approximately 168 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
Morphoceras sp.
LOCATION
St. Benin d'Azy, France
SIZE
2.2" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#152734
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