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Schloenbachia varians

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Species Name: Schloenbachia varians

Family: Ammonite

Age: Cretaceous, Cenomanian, 100 to 93 Mya

Location: Nr Lyme Regis, Dorset / Buckinghamshire / Isle of Wight

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Schloenbachia varians ammonite fossils found close to the famous fossil site of Lyme Regis, Dorset and areas of Isle of Wight. These ammonites lived during the Cenomanian stage of the Cretaceous period, approximately 93 to 100 Mya. This group of ammonites is highly variable and we have a number of varieties available:

Schloenbachia varians var subtuberculata/Type form: This form has an inflated, evolute and strongly keeled shell which also has prominent tubercles and flexious ribs. Available in medium 2.5 - 4 cm or Large: 5.5 cm in diameter. Found near Lyme Regis, Dorset or Pitstone, Buckinghamshire.

Schloenbachia varians on matrix: This form measures 3 cm in diameter and is attached to a chloritic marl matrix. Found in the Upper Cretaceous Greensands of Isle of Wight.

Schloenbachia subvarians has a more compressed shell with less prominent tubercles and the outer whorl slightly envelopes inner whorls. Measures 4 - 5 cm in diameter. Found in Pitstone, Buckinghamshire.

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