Grey Mucrodactylites Ammonite from France


Beautiful Mucrodactylites ammonite for sale originating from Aveyron, France. It has a nice grey hue and the ribbing is very intricate. This is a delicate specimen and needs to be handled with care. It comes with the floating display stand.

This would make an excellent piece for a collection, or a unique gift. There has been no repairs done to this fossil and is 100% natural.

Genus: Mucrodactylites

Location: Aveyron, France

Length: 24.48mm (0.964")

Width: 21.82mm (0.859")

Weight: 8.2 grams (0.289 oz.)

Geological era: Mesozoic

Period: Early Jurassic

Stage: Pliensbachian

Age (MYA): 190 Million Years Ago

Ammonoids are an extinct group of marine mollusc animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs 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 died out during 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).

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