2.2" Jurassic Fossil Ammonite (Amaltheus) - United Kingdom

This is a 2.2" wide ammonite (Amaltheus subnodosus) collected from North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. The ammonite has been prepared free of the rock it was found in and is Jurassic in age. The specimen is laterally compressed. 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.
FOR SALE
$45
DETAILS
SPECIES
Amaltheus subnodosus
LOCATION
North Yorkshire Coast, United Kingdom
FORMATION
Whitby Formation
SIZE
Ammonite: 2.2" wide
ITEM
#219948
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