2.9" Iron Replaced Ammonite Fossils - Boulemane, Morocco

This is 2.9" wide fossil ammonite from Boulemane, Morocco. It has been prepped free from the rock that it was found in. There is an additional ammonite fossil on this specimen that has been exposed from the surrounding rock. During fossilization the shell of the ammonite was replaced by an iron compound, likely hematite.

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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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DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Boulemane, Morocco
SIZE
2.9" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#164466
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