3" Iridescent, Jurassic Ammonite Fossil - Russia

This is an iridescent ammonite fossil that was collected from a Middle Jurassic deposit along the banks of the Volga River near Saratov, Russia. Under a light source, the iridescent effect of the shell can be seen when tilting the specimen back and forth.

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" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#181233
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