4.3" Jurassic Ammonite (Lytoceras) Fossil - Somerset, England

This is a 4.3" wide ammonite fossil of the species Lytoceras cf. cornucopia that was collected from the Lower Jurassic age Falciferum Zone near the village of Seavington Saint Mary in Somerset, England. It has been exposed from the surrounding rock it was found in, with a small amount of rock left on one side. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

This is an Ex-Mulroy Collection specimen

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
Lytoceras cf. cornucopia
LOCATION
Seavington St. Mary, Somerset, England
FORMATION
The Junction Bed, Falciferum Zone
SIZE
4.3" wide
ITEM
#177064
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