3.15" Toarcian Ammonite Fossil - France

This is a fossil ammonite that was collected near Lyon, France. It is Toarcian (Jurassic period) in age, or approximately 180 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. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Ammonite
LOCATION
Near Lyon, France
SIZE
3.15" wide ammonite on 4.4" wide rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#152743
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