Bring a piece of paleontological history into your home with this polished ammonite fossil. Comes attached to ammonite stand.
Average Dimensions: 4″ Tall, 3″ diameter base and 3″ diameter ammonite.
- We have many of these pieces in-stock, however each piece is different in size, coloration, and overall shape. PRODUCT RECEIVED MAY VARY FROM IMAGES SHOWN.
What is an Ammonite?
Ammonoids are a group of extinct marine mollusc animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs, commonly referred to as ammonites, are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e., octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species. The earliest ammonites appear during the Devonian, and the last species vanished in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.
Ammonites are excellent index fossils, and it is often possible to link the rock layer in which a particular species or genus is found to specific geologic time periods. Their fossil shells usually take the form of planispirals, although there were some helically spiraled and nonspiraled forms (known as heteromorphs).