2.75" Cretaceous Ammonite (Crioceratites) Fossil - France

This is a 2.75" fossil ammonite of the species Crioceratites duvali, collected from Drôme, France. It is Hauterivian (Cretaceous period) in age, or approximately 130 - 133 million years old. The rock has been worked away to expose this ammonite. There is a repaired crack through the esposed portion of this ammonite. The edge of the rock has been cut flat for presentation purposes.

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.

FOR SALE
$165
DETAILS
SPECIES
Crioceratites duvali
LOCATION
Arpavan, Drôme, France
SIZE
2.75" wide ammonite in 4.7 x 2.8" rock
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#153138
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