4.2" Iridescent Ammonite (Deshayesites) Fossil

This is a beautiful, 4.2" wide Deshayesites imitator ammonite fossil from the Lower Cretaceous deposits of Saratov, Russia. It has been nicely exposed from the rock it was found in, with portions of the iridescent shell left intact. A ring of the rock around the ammonite has been textured, with the rest of the rock having been polished to a matte finish. The base of the rock has been cut flat. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Ammonites were predatory cephalopod mollusks that resembled squids with spiral shells. They are more closely related to living octopuses, though their shells resemble that of nautilus species. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago during the Triassic Period. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Deshayesites imitator
LOCATION
Saratov, Russia
SIZE
Ammonite: 4.2" wide, Entire specimen: 7.5 x 6"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#243286
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