7.8" Fossil (Androgynoceras) Ammonite with Bite Mark - England

 
 
 
 
 
This is a 9" wide plate of ammonites that was collected from the Lower Jurassic, Lower Lias - Daveoi Zone of Dorset, England. The ammonites have been exposed from the rock they were found in. The largest ammonite (Androgynoceras lataecosta) has a bite mark taken out of it from a predator. This specimen comes with an acrylic/metal (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. 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.

FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Androgynoceras lataecosta
LOCATION
Golden Cap, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
FORMATION
Lower Lias - Daveoi Zone
SIZE
Largest ammonite 7.8" wide, entire specimen is 9 x 6.7"
ITEM
#171246
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