2.8" Cretaceous Ammonite (Buchiceras) Fossil - Peru

This is a 2.8" wide Buchiceras bilbatum ammonite fossil, collected from Cajamarca, Peru. The rock surrounding this ammonite has almost completely been removed. These ammonites are Upper Cretaceous, Coniacian Stage or approximately 86-90 million years old.

Please note, Peru no longer allows the export of fossils. This ammonite was part of an old collection that we recently purchased with a lot of unique ammonites from around the world.

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. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.



DETAILS
SPECIES
Buchiceras bilbatum
LOCATION
Cajamarca, Peru
SIZE
Ammonite 2.8" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#113152
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