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Uncommon Asteroceras Ammonite Fossil - England
This is a uncommon Asteroceras obtusum ammonite fossil from the Lyme Regis region of England which has been agatized. 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.