3.5" Toarcian Ammonite (Pleydellia) Fossil - France

This is a fossil ammonite of the genus Pleydellia, collected from 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
Pleydellia sp.
LOCATION
Near Lyon, France
SIZE
3.5" wide ammonite
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#152697
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