8” Ammonite / Unknown / France (Repaired/Polished)
Ships from Massachusetts
Species: Unknown, (possibly Perisphinctes boweni)
Age: 149 Million Years Old (Jurassic)
Location: South of France
This Perisphinctes specimen was broken upon excavation but was carefully repaired by yours-truly and also given a very nice shine. It is approximately 8” in diameter. It is nicely sized for the average collector, and it can easily be displayed on most anyone's selves or tables as either an excellent accent to one's surroundings, or behind glass, one can easily appreciate that the specimen's form has not been altered, as have many others which come on the market.
Named for the English geologist Edmund John Bowen, its discoverer, Perisphinctes boweni is an important Ammonite species, as it is referred to as an "index fossil". Index fossils are life forms (normally sea dwellers) which were largely dispersed throughout the planet.