A stunning example of a calcite ammonite fossil of the species Leioceras sp. from the Jurassic Coast beach of Burton Bradstock, Dorset UK.
The whole fossil measures 250 mm (9.85 inches) across and the fossil ammonite measures 172 mm (6.78 inches) across, which is enormous for this species and as big as they get. The ammonite is well preserved and has been prepared out of the rock to reveal the whole shell. The shell has a nice dark colour that contrasts the lighter rock matrix. A great example of the species and impressive in the flesh. There are also multiple smaller fossils in the limestone matrix including many bivalve shellfish and smaller ammonites. The fossil weighs 4.6 kg and has a cut flat base to allow it to stand freely on its own for display. These are very sought after ammonites from this world-famous location.
Fossils like this make great display pieces and add a real focal interest to any shelf, not to mention being a great conversation piece!
Around 168 million years old (Bajocian, Middle Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.