Promicroceras Ammonite - Dorset, England

This is a very beautiful Promicroceras planicosta ammonite fossil from the Lyme Regis region of England which has been replaced with a golden calcite. It's almost translucent and has been nicely prepared so that it displays nicely in a slab of limestone. The base of the limestone has been cut flat so it displays nicely 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.
Promicroceras planicosta
Charmouth, Dorset, England
Lower Lias, Obtusum Zone
Ammonite .65" wide, Rock 2.6x2.5"
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