3.5" Iridescent, Pyritized Ammonite Fossil - Russia

This is an iridescent, pyritized ammonite fossil that was collected from a Middle Jurassic deposit along the banks of the Volga River near Saratov, Russia. You can feel the heft of the iron pyrite in and on the specimen when you hold it in your hand. When rotating the fossil under a light source, the exposed shell exhibits a brilliant iridescence.

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. 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Ammonite
LOCATION
Volga River, Saratov, Russia
SIZE
3.5" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#181228
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