• Geological Age: Jurassic, Upper Lias, 200 to 180 million years old
• Location: Ilminster, Somerset, UK.
• Family: Ammanoid
• Species: Hildoceras
Hildoceras ammonite fossil specimens found in Ilminster, Somerset, UK, they exhibit a narrow with shallow ribbing and ammonitic suture lines, they lived during the Upper lias of the Jurassic period, 200 to 180 million years ago. Our samples are a dark beige colour and are available in various sizes and grades, ideal for educational use, collectors and children due to the features shown and their inexpensive cost. They fossil will come supplied in a card tray with a label.
Hildoceras are a genus of ammonites which are defined by their narrow shells and two central grooved down the middle of the shells, they were named by Alpheus Hyatt after the famous saint, Saint Hilda of Whitby, who according to legend turned a plague of snakes into stone, thus explaining the presence of numerous ammonite fossils along the shores in the Whitby area. These specimens are of fairly good quality with morphological features being clearly seen even with the naked eye. We can offer hildoceras ammonites in various sizes to choose from, each will come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
1.5", 2" x 2", 3" x 2", 3" x 3", 4" x 3"