15.4" Polished Ammonite Fossil - Amazing Specimen!
The exterior of this ammonite has been highly polished, revealing the "suture" patterns of the shell and areas of gorgeous red/green iridescence. There is an impression of another, smaller ammonite near the "mouth" of the shell.
It makes an amazing display on the included metal display stand. And did we mention it's huge!?!
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. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.