Dactylioceras commune, Jurassic, (Grade D), United Kingdom

AVERAGE SIZE: 35 – 70mm

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Name: Dactylioceras commune
Age: Jurassic
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

This selection contains mostly negative impressions.

Dactylioceras was a widespread genus of ammonites from the Lower Jurassic period, approximately 180 million years ago!

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!)

 

SIMILAR TO SEEN: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item.