2.5" Jurassic Ammonite (Taramelliceras) Fossil - France

This is a beautiful ammonite fossil of the species Taramelliceras externodosum, collected from Vienne, France.

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
Taramelliceras externodosum
LOCATION
Vienne, France
SIZE
2.5" wide
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#157224
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