6.6" Fossil Ammonite (Euhoploceras) - Somerset, England

This is a 6.6" Euhoploceras (Sonninia) modestum, ammonite fossil from Sherborne, Dorset, England. It is Middle Jurassic in age, or approximately 160 million years old. The ammonite was prepped free of the rock it was found in and features a few other marine fossils that are attached to the shell.

Comes with an acrylic display 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.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
FOR SALE
$425
DETAILS
SPECIES
Euhoploceras (Sonninia) modestum
LOCATION
Sherborne, Dorset, England
FORMATION
Inferior Oolite
SIZE
6.6 x 5.45"
ITEM
#206471
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