SIZE (Picture scale cube=1cm): 57 x 47 x 11mm (2.24 x 1.85 x 0.43 inches)
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Specimen: Large Pyrite Ammonite
Age: Black Ven Marls, Lower Lias, Jurassic
Location: Stonebarrow, Charmouth, Dorset, UK
Ammonites are one of the most recognisable fossils around, this is due to their familiar spiral shape shell, reminiscent of what we know as a 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!)
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