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RARE SUPERB OXYTROPIDOCERAS AMMONITE - Goodland Formation - Cooke County, Texas, USA

CRETACEOUS PERIOD (EARLY UPPER ALBIAN STAGE) :  101 million years ago

Ammonites are important index fossils—that is, they often link the rock layer in which they are found to specific geological time periods.  This is especially true of this rare and exquisite example of the Cretaceous species of ammonite called Oxytropidoceras powelli.  These ammonites, found in Texas, USA are used by geologists and paleontologists as a zone marker for the Early Upper Albian Stage of the Cretaceous identified to 101 million years ago.  

A delicate shelled creature, usually these fossil ammonites are found deformed by pressure or partially crushed.  Probably one of the most aesthetic ammonite species found in North America, its graceful lines and the surrealistic gentle curves in its chamber detail are most beautiful.  This detail is natural and has not been artificially created by carving the entire surface as many Moroccan ammonites in the marketplace have been subjected to.  This specific specimen is one of the most complete and nicest examples we have seen to date and is the only one we have to offer at this time!  Ammonite possesses no repair.     

We highly recommend this excellent example.  Specimens from this species and quality from the USA are NOT common and not mined commercially compared to the much more prevalent Moroccan and Madagascar types always seen for sale.  This complete, very high grade specimen hails from the same time period as many of North America's famous dinosaurs and is a superbly preserved as well as a wonderfully aesthetic display fossil. 

ONE OF THE MOST VISUALLY PLEASING SPECIES WITH MAGNIFICENT NATURAL DETAIL!

6.5" x 5"

SOLD     AM-015    INCLUDES STAND     Actual Item - One Only

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