Clearance Lot: Polished Ammonites (Dactylioceras) Fossils - 75 Pieces

This is a wholesale lot of cut and polished fossil ammonites of the species Dactylioceras commune. You will receive the 75 pictured specimens that range from 2.5" to 3.5" wide. These well preserved ammonites are Jurassic in age and are found in hard concretions that must be split open to reveal the fossil.

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.

Dactylioceras commune
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
Range from 2.5" to 3.5" wide