A stunning example of a highly pyritised ammonite fossil of the species Oxynoticeras lymense from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.
The fossil measures 75 mm (2.9 inches) across, which is large for this species. The ammonite is very well preserved on both sides with some other smaller ammonites on the shell on one side. The shell has nice detail in the suture lines and a very sharp keel (edge), and the golden metallic colour and shine is beautiful. A great example of the species. Incredible in the flesh. These ammonites are becoming much harder to find these days due to lack of erosion of the right layers of rock. The fossil weighs 108 grams.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.