Rare, 7.8" Cretaceous Ammonite (Hoplites) Fossil - France

This is a very large example of a rare, Early Cretaceous ammonite (Hoplites sp.) from France. It's 7.8" wide, has been prepped completely free from the rock it was found in and comes with an acrylic/metal stand to assist with presentation.

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.
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SPECIES
Hoplites sp.
LOCATION
France
SIZE
7.8 x 6.6"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#177614
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