A stunning example of an uncommon calcite ammonite fossil of the species Leptosphinctes sp. from a temporary inland exposure at Loders, Dorset UK, close to the Jurassic Coast.
The fossil ammonite measures 107 mm (4.2 inch) across, is perfectly preserved in crystalline calcite, and has been prepared out of the rock to reveal the whole shell. The ribs are very finely defined, and the mottled colour is beautiful. A great example of the species and impressive in the flesh. The fossil weighs 445 grams. This species is not often offered up for sale and this one is as good as is gets.
Around 168 million years old (Bajocian, Middle Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.