4.8" Toarcian Ammonite (Lytoceras) Fossil - France

This is a fossil ammonite from the genus Lytoceras that was collected near Belmont, France. It is Toarcian (Jurassic period) in age, or approximately 180 million years old. French ammonites, especially this genus, are harder to come by than other varieties of ammonite. This particular specimen has remnants of the outer ridged shell and areas that display inner shell suture patterns.

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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 sp.
LOCATION
Belmont, France
SIZE
4.8" wide ammonite
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#196768
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