Authentic Ammonite Fossil
No self-respecting paleontologist's collection would be complete without an authentic, fossiled cephalopod specimen.
An ammonite is an extinct cephalopod that is similar to a squid or nautili. The name ammonite was inspired by the shape which resembles a tightly coiled ram's horns. Ammonites became extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs around 65 million years ago. They were predarory mollusks that lived in schools in shallow seas. They had sharp, beak-like jaws inside a ring of tentacles. Their shell both protected and helped them move. They ate anything that they could catch. Some grew shells more than 3 feet in diameter.
Ammonites are good index fossils. This means that paleontologists and geologists use the various shapes, sizes and color of ammonite shells to date other fossils found in the same area.
These specimens are pebble-shaped and polished smooth. They range in size from 1 to 2 inches. Each specimen is unique like the creatures themselves. Now these ammonites can see the light of day for the first time in 65 million years. A must-have in any dino-lover's collection.
Age Recommedation: 4 - 104 years old
- 1 x Ammonite fossil