A stunning example of an uncommon calcite ammonite fossil of the species Parkinsonia rarecostata from the Jurassic Coast beach of Burton Bradstock, Dorset UK.
The fossil ammonite measures 80 mm (3.1 inch) across and sits in a piece of matrix, making the whole piece 105 mm tall. 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 colour is beautiful. There is also a nicely preserved bivalve shell at the top of the matrix. A great example of an uncommon species and impressive in the flesh. The fossil weighs 500 grams and has a cut-flat base to allow it to stand freely for display. These ammonites are hard to find in this condition due to a lack of erosion on this part of the coast. They make wonderful display items and look great as interior design features.
Around 168 million years old (Bajocian, Middle Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.