3.7" Aalenian Ammonite (Erycites) Fossil - France

This is a fossil ammonite of the species Erycites fallifax, collected from Belmont, France. It is Aalenian (Jurassic period) in age, or approximately 170 - 174 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.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Erycites fallifax
LOCATION
Belmont, France
SIZE
3.7" wide ammonite
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#152750
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