5.1" Fossil Ammonite (Cleviceras) Cluster - Sandsend, England

 
 
This is a 5.1" tall cluster of ammonites (Cleviceras elegans) from the Sandsend, England. The base of the rock has been cut flat allowing it to display nicely on a flat surface without a 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
Cleviceras elegans
LOCATION
Sandsend, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
FORMATION
Exaratum Subzone, Falciferum Zone
SIZE
Cluster 5.1 x 3.6 x 3.4", Largest ammonite 1.5"
ITEM
#176348
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