Fine Deschayesites Ammonite in Matrix

Deshayesites deshaysii

Ammonoidea, Deshayesitidae

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Aptian Stage

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): 100 mm across on a 165 mm by 145 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Volga River, Russia

Fossil Code: RA378

Price: $195.00 - sold

Deschayesites AmmonitesDescription: This is a fine Deschaysites ammonite from the Cretaceous deposits of Russia. Much of the original shell is present. Where it is missing, the intricate suturing pattern is evident. The sutures provided strength to the shell with minimal weight, and important factor for a creature that had to be able to adjust its buoyancy to move easily through the water column.

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