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  Xipheroceras xiphus (Spines preserved)
 
 
   
 
 
reference AMM5221
name Xipheroceras xiphus (Spines preserved)
age Jurassic, Lower Lias, Obtusum Zone
size Size of ammonites 32mm & 20mm
location Black Ven, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK
weight 510gms
   
description  
This highly aesthetic fossil exibits and beautifully preserved Xipheroceras and alongside an Asteroceras obtusum ,a juvenile specimen. Both of these ammonites are preserved inside the living chamber of a sea worn nautilus, thus giving the ammonite shells protection and therefore the spines being preserved. Approximately 200 million years old. Preparation work was carried out by Andy Cowap.
 
 
 
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