Iridescent Pyrite Ammonite Fossil from Russia

$115.00

Description

Up for sale is a beautiful, pyritised Ammonite found in the Volga River, Russia. It has been mounted on a crystalised rock. Over the millions of years, the shell has turned into pyrite, giving it a classic iridescent shine. This is a magnificent display and would be the perfect addition to any collection.

Genus/Species: Questedtoceras

Height of Specimen: 65.93mm (2.595”)

Width of Base: 39.25mm (1.545”)

Length of Ammonite: 50.17mm (1.975”)

Width of Ammonite: 42.45mm (1.671”)

Weight: 77.79 grams (2.744 oz.)

Ammonites are an extinct group of molluscs and are related to the modern octopus and squid; their closest relative being the nautilus. The first ammonites appeared in the Devonian period (400 million years ago) of the Palaeozoic Era and died out during the Cretaceous-Palaeogene extinction (65 million years ago). These hardy Cephalopods were widely dispersed all over the world and very successful. Ammonites make excellent index fossils as they evolved very quickly and there were so many of them.

Specifications

Height of Specimen: 65.93mm (2.595”)

Width of Base: 39.25mm (1.545”)

Length of Ammonite: 50.17mm (1.975”)

Width of Ammonite: 42.45mm (1.671”)

Weight: 77.79 grams (2.744 oz.)

Location: Volga River, Russia

Genus/Species: Quenstedtoceras

Geological era: Mesozoic

Period: Jurassic

Stage: Upper Callovian

Age (MYA): 163 to 164 Million Years Ago

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North America $12 $25
UK & Europe $16 $30
New Zealand $10 $20
Australia Free $8

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