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.

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Ammonites were predatory cephalopod mollusks that resembled squids with spiral shells. They are more closely related to living octopuses, though their shells resemble that of nautilus species. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago during the Triassic Period. 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.
Euhoploceras (Sonninia) modestum
Sherborne, Dorset, England
Inferior Oolite
6.6 x 5.45"
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