Ammonites

The ammoniteswe have for sale have so many remarkable qualities. Each variety and species reads like a travelogue of ancient oceans. Their widespread presence and diversity of speicies make ammonites useful in dating rock layers.

Some of our ammonites have been polished or split in half to reveal the inner chambers filled with an infinite variety of colors, designs and even crystal formations.

The pyritized ammonites that come from eastern Europe and Russia look as if sculpted from silvery minerals aligned along the septa with crystal caverns in between.

The large display ammonites from Morocco are impressive for their shear size and of course the price. They’'re all so wonderful, you may have trouble choosing which to look at first! Click on one of the sub-catagories listed below to find the ammonite for you!

Ammonites were a type of cephalopod that appeared in the fossil record during the Devonian Era. They are related to squid and octopus. The nautilus is their closest living relative. The ammonite shell had sections, with the living animal occupying only the section of the shell closest to the head. As the soft-bodied ammonite got larger, it grew a new shell section and sealed off the old one with a layer called the septa. All ammonites became extinct 65 million years ago.



Return to Main Fossil Page
Newsletter
Register for our ezine. Quarterly reports with Fossil News, Lesson Plans SALES, and discounts!
Follow Us