A stunning example of an ammonite fossil of the species Xipheroceras planicosta from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Lyme Regis, Dorset UK.
The piece of limestone matrix measures 75 mm (3 inches) tall and the fossil ammonite measures 11 mm (0.45 inches). 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 pale yellow colour is beautiful.
A great example of the species and impressive in the flesh. The fossil weighs 75 grams and has a cut flat base to allow it to stand freely for display.
Around 196 million years old (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.