Huge, 11.9" Jurassic Ammonite (Parkinsonia) Fossil - England

This is a huge, 11.9" wide example of Parkinsonia parkinsoni, a species of ammonite from the Inferior Oolite (Parkinsoni zone) of Dorset, England. It is Jurassic in age and has been meticulously prepped free from the rock it was found in. On the included metal display stand, it makes for a beautiful display piece.

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
$575
DETAILS
SPECIES
Parkinsonia parkinsoni
LOCATION
Freshwater, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, England
FORMATION
Inferior Oolite, Parkinsoni Zone
SIZE
11.9" Wide
ITEM
#211761
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