8.2" Jurassic Ammonite (Lytoceras) - Fresney, France

This is an impressive 8.2" wide ammonite (Lytoceras fimbriatum) fossil from Fresney, France. It is Lower Jurassic in age and nicely prepared from the limestone it was found in. The base of the rock has been cut flat so that it stands upright without the need for a 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
$595
DETAILS
SPECIES
Lytoceras fimbriatum
LOCATION
Fresney, France
SIZE
Ammonite: 8.2" tall, Rock: 9.3 x 7.8 x 5"
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ITEM
#225759
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