All of our Fossils are 100% Genuine Specimens & come with a Certificate of Authenticity
**Please note: Some Fossils maybe propped up for photo purposes**
Size (picture scale cube=1cm): 8 x 65 x 55mm (0.31 x 2.56 x 2.17 inches)
Ammonites are one of the most recognisable fossils around, this is mainly due to their familiar spiral shape shell, reminiscent of what we know as a modern day snail shell, though these creatures are not related to snails at all. They were marine animals, present between 240 – 65 million years ago, who had a coiled external shell similar to that of the modern nautilus, and although they resembled a modern day nautilus, these molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids i.e. octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish.
These stunningly beautiful ammonites have been sliced in half and polished to expose the amazing colourful chambers inside the fossil.
ACTUAL AS SEEN: The image shows the EXACT specimen you will receive. The specimen has been carefully hand selected and photographed. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. Once this specimen is sold, we will update this listing with new similar selected item, with a new photo and dimensions.
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