Iridescent, Pyritized Ammonite Fossils - 1" to 1 1/4"

These are beautiful, ~185 million year old iridescent, pyritized ammonite fossils from the Dubki Clay Quarry in Saratov, Russia. They are approximately 1 1/10" in width though they will vary anywhere between 1" and 1 1/4". Most are of the genus Quenstedticeras though there are some other species mixed in.

The photos are representative of the ammonites you will receive but do not picture the exact specimens. Quantity discounts are available.

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.

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Iridescent, Pyritized Ammonite Fossil
Mostly Quenstedticeras sp.
Middle Jurassic - Upper Callovian Stage (~185 MYA)
Dubki Clay Quarry, Saratov, Russia
1" to 1 1/4"