This is an exceptional, museum grade, baculites compressus fossil!
Baculites are an extinct genus of cephalopod in the order of ammonites, known for their straight structure (vs the nautilus-style curvature traditional of ammonites).
Despite dating back 66-100.5 million years, half of this ancient shell still retains its shimmering nacre (mother of pearl)! The other half features a flawless and intricate dendritic suture pattern.
Measuring just over a foot (30cm long) and roughly 3" (7.5cm) wide, this is one of the most incredible examples of the species available online!
It spent decades on display at the old Hobberlin Museum in Ontario, Canada and would make a stunning showpiece in any setting or collection.
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