2.4" Jurassic Ammonite (Lytoceras) Fossil

This is a 2.4" wide Lytoceras sp. ammonite fossil, collected from Italy. The rock surrounding this ammonite has almost completely been removed, though a section of the rock remains along one edge. These ammonites are Lower Jurassic, Toarcian Stage or approximately 173-184 million years old.

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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SPECIES
Lytoceras sp.
LOCATION
Italy
SIZE
2.4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#117149
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