5.8" Polished Ammonite (Promicroceras) Fossil - "Marston Magna Marble"

 
 
This is a polished free standing piece of rock containing many small ammonite fossils, often referred to as "Marston Magna Marble". The ammonites are of the species Promicroceras marstonense and are Lower Jurassic (~200 million years old) in age. This rock is quarried from near Marston Magna, Somerset, England and by slicing and polishing it the beautiful inner chamber detail of the ammonites can be seen.

Both sides of the specimen have been polished. The base of the rock has been cut flat for presentation purposes.



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.

FOR SALE
$395
DETAILS
SPECIES
Promicroceras marstonense
LOCATION
Marston Magna, Somerset, England
FORMATION
Lower Lias, Obtusum Zone
SIZE
5.8 x 5.1", up to 1.05" thick
ITEM
#129299
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