6.2" Dactylioceras Ammonite Cluster - Isle of Skye, Scotland

This is a slab of rock containing many small Dactylioceras cf. vermis ammonite fossils, collected from Prince Charles Cave on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. They're Lower Jurassic (~180 million years old) in age and preserved beautifully. This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand. Ex-Mulroy Collection.

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. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

Dactylioceras cf. vermis
Prince Charles Cave, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Lower Lias, Falciferum Zone
6.2"x4.5" rock, 1.25" largest ammonite
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