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4.1" Baculite Fossil Opalized Cephalopod Late Cretaceous Bear Paw Shale Montana


Location: Bear Paw Shale, Montana 

Weight: 12.4 Ounces

Dimensions: 4.1 Inches Long 2.2 Inches Wide, 1.4 Inches Thick

The item pictured is the one you will receive. 

This is a genuine fossil, not a replica.

Late Cretaceous 80 Million Years ago. 

Baculite is an extinct cephalopod genus with a nearly straight shell, included in the heteromorph ammonites. The Baculite, a sea creature that lived in many areas around the world are found as fossils in Late Cretaceous marine rocks formed from 99.6 million to 65.5 million years ago. The distinctive shell begins with a tightly coiled portion that becomes straight in form, with a complex ammonite sutural pattern. It was a mollusk belonging to the class Cephalopoda, and had tentacles that grew out of its head. Related to the modern day squid.

Please be aware of the nature of fossils:

Being buried under the ground for millions of years under tons of pressure tends to be rough. No fossil comes out of the ground whole and perfect.  Commonly natural cracks are visible on the surface. These are part of the natural beauty of the fossil and are not considered defects. 

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