3.9" Ammonite (Parkinsonia) Fossil - Dorset, England

This is a 3.9" fossil ammonite (Parkinsonia rariocostata) from Dorset England. Comes with an acrylic display stand. This is a fairly rare species and comes out of an old collection.



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
Parkinsonia rariocostata
LOCATION
Freshwater, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, England
FORMATION
Inferior Oolite, Parkinsonia Zone
SIZE
3.9" wide
ITEM
#130208
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