Gorgeous, 5.8" Tall Iridescent Ammonite Cluster - Russia

 
 
This is a gorgeous cluster of Deshayesites & Aconeceras ammonites from the Lower Cretaceous deposits of the Volga River in Russia. It has been beautifully prepared from the hard concretion from which it was found. The ammonites have a wonderful iridescent shell preservation. The largest ammonite is 2.05" wide and the entire piece is 5.8" tall. The base of the rock has been cut flat so that it stands up nicely on a flat surface without the need for a display stand.

Comes with an acrylic 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Deshayesites sp. & Aconeceras sp.
LOCATION
Volga river, Ulyanovsk region, Russia
SIZE
5.8" tall, 5" wide, largest ammonite 2.05" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#78533
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