The fossilized shell of Ammonite are typically spiral-shaped, very much like that of the Nautilus. However, around 170 million years ago, these squid-like creatures began to build their shells in exotic, highly variable shapes. This specific ammonite is #unpolished, revealing its natural coloring.
Ammonites were squid-like creatures with sharp, beak-like jaws which had a wide range of shell morphologies. Ammonites first appeared in the fossil record during the Devonian period some 400 Million years ago, and went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs at the end of the Mesozoic age.
Dimensions: 63 x 57 x 20 mm