8.6" Plate with Ammonite (Acanthopleuroeras) Fossils - Dorset, England

 
This is a 8.6" wide plate of Jurassic aged, agatized fossil ammonites (Acanthopleuroeras sp.) from Dorset England. The largest ammonite is 3.2" wide. This plate comes with a gibson 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. 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
$355
DETAILS
SPECIES
Acanthopleuroeras sp.
LOCATION
Dorset, England
FORMATION
Upper Inferior Oolite
SIZE
8.6 x 6.7" Plate. Largest ammonite is 3.2" wide
ITEM
#129419
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