7.2" Cretaceous Ammonite (Deshayesites) Fossil Cluster - Russia

This is a beautiful, 7.2" wide Deshayesites deshayesi ammonite fossil cluster from the Lower Cretaceous deposits of Saratov, Russia. They have been nicely exposed from the rock they were found in. The largest ammonite measures 4.3" wide and the smaller, iridescent ammonite is 1.2" wide.

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
$295
DETAILS
SPECIES
Deshayesites deshayesi
LOCATION
Saratov, Russia
SIZE
Largest Ammonite: 4.3" wide, Rock: 7.2 x 4.7"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#207461
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