Somerset Ammonite Fossil Jurassic UK FSE204 ✔100% Genuine For Sale
Somerset Ammonite Fossil Jurassic UK FSE204 ✔100% Genuine:
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Specimen: Somerset Ammonite
Location: Somerset, UK
Size:61 x 44 x 17mm (2.4 x 1.73 x 0.67 inches)
These Somerset ammonites are predominantlyHildoceras sp., but may include other ammonite species that inhabited the Somerset region during the Jurassic period.
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 like 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.
These creatures varied in size, ranging from only a few millimetres to some fossils being found measuring a whopping 8 feet 96 inches.
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What is a fossil?
The word Fossil used to be defined as ‘something dug up’. Now-a-days it generally means ‘The remains or trace evidence of prehistoric life’. The study of fossils is called palaeontology; someone who collects and studies them is called a palaeontologists. Fossils can be as tiny as a grain of pollen or a seed for e.g. or as huge as a limb bone from a giant dinosaur. For animal or plant remains to have become ‘fossilised ‘, they must go through a certain process that preserves them for up to millions of years after they have died. Usually it is only the hard parts of plants and animals that survive this long process.
How Fossils Formed