A stunning example of an ammonite fossil of the species Promicroceras planicosta from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Lyme Regis, Dorset UK.
The piece of limestone matrix measures 81 mm (3.2 inches) across and the fossil ammonite measures 18 mm (0.7 inches) across. The ammonite is very well preserved and has been prepared out of the rock to reveal the whole shell. The ribs are very finely defined, and the brown and yellow colour is beautiful. There is a small predation bite in the outer whorl where a predator took a chunk out of the shell that most likely killed the ammonite. A great example of the species and impressive in the flesh. The fossil weighs 85 grams and has a cut flat base to allow it to stand freely on its own for display.
Around 196 million years old (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.