7.2" Free-Standing Fossil Ammonite (Hammatoceras) Pair - France

This is a beautiful display piece featuring a pair of Hammatoceras ammonites from Belmont, France. It measures 7.2" tall and the base of stone has been cut flat so that is displays nicely on a hard surface without the need for a display stand. These ammonite fossils are Lower Jurassic (Toarcian Stage) in age, or around 180 million years old.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Hammatoceras sp.
LOCATION
Belmont, France
SIZE
7.2" Tall, Larger Ammonite 5.2" across
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#227335
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