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3" Cretaceous Ammonite (Vascoceras) Fossil - Nigeria
This is a beautiful ammonite fossil of the species Vascoceras globosum, collected from Haute - Bénoué, Nigeria. 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.