3.6" Fossil Ammonite (Artinskia) - Russia

This is a 3.6" fossil ammonite (Artinskia) from the Southern Ural Mountains, Russia. It is in good condition. Most of the outer shell is gone leaving the intricate pattern of the inner shell sutures. It is from an old collection and has a painted label.

Comes with an acrylic 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Artinskia sp.
LOCATION
Southern Ural Mountains, Russia
SIZE
3.6"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#117190
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