.98" Iridescent Ammonite (Deshayesites) Fossil - Russia

This is a beautiful, .98" wide Deshayesites deshayesi ammonite fossil from the Lower Cretaceous deposits of Saratov, Russia. It has been nicely exposed from the rock it was found in, revealing the stunning iridescent shell.

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
$39
DETAILS
SPECIES
Deshayesites deshayesi
LOCATION
Saratov, Russia
SIZE
Ammonite: .98" wide, Rock: 2.05 x 1.8"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#207453
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