2.8" Jurassic Ammonite (Liparoceras) Fossil - England

This is an ammonite fossil of the species Liparoceras cheltiense, collected near Gloucestershire, England. It's Jurassic (Lower Lias) or approximately 185 million years old. The ammonite is very wide, and preserves many of the distinctive bumps/nodes along it's shell.
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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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Liparoceras cheltiense
LOCATION
Gloucestershire, England
FORMATION
Lower Lias
SIZE
2.8" wide ammonite
CATEGORY
ITEM
#113150
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