A stunning example of an uncommon calcite ammonite fossil of the species Parkinsonia dorsetensis from the Jurassic Coast beach of Burton Bradstock, Dorset UK.
The whole fossil measures 170 mm (6.7 inch) tall and the ammonite measures 145 mm, which is a good size for this species. The ammonite is well preserved and has been prepared out of the rock to reveal the whole shell, which has a perfect calcite centre. The ribs are very finely defined, and the mottled colour is beautiful. There is some wear to the outer whorl, but this does little to detract from the aesthetics of the specimen. A great example of an uncommon species and impressive in the flesh. The fossil weighs 2725 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.