Ammonite (Asteroceras & Promicroceras) Fossils - England

This is a pair of beautiful, golden calcite replaced ammonite fossils (Asteroceras confusum & Promicroceras planicosta) from the Lyme Regis region of England. They have been nicely prepared from the hard limestone they were found in. The base of the rock has been cut flat so that it stands up 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Asteroceras confusum & Promicroceras planicosta
LOCATION
Black Ven, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
FORMATION
Obtusum Zone
SIZE
1.45" & 1.1" wide, Rock 5.5x4.1"
ITEM
#176346
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.