Ammonites are well known, and easily identifiable fossils found all around the world, they appear to look like coiled shells with a spiral pattern to them and are long since extinct except for their closest living relative, the nautilus. These samples of ammonites were found in the UK in limestone rock. They were a group of sea dwelling molluscs which looked a little like squids, with numerous tentacles and large eyes, with the rest of the body being hidden within the shell for protection. The shape and ribbing on the shells in various species have resulted in numerous patterns which have thus made these fossils eye catching to children. The samples come supplied in a easy to open blister pack along with a x 4 magnifier lens and a small information card.