This is a rare animal to find from this world famous fossil locality. The fossilised cuttlefish lies in the centre of a split liassic nodule which was discovered after rough seas churned up Black Ven. The detail and texture on the teuthid is magnificent, especially under magnification even the eye is preserved. The cuttlefish possessed an ink sac containing a pigment (Sepia) preserved here as a black film which the creature used to eject into the water to form a dark cloud which would hide them from predators. A very important specimen of soft bodied preservation for either the collector, a university or museum. Approximately 200 million years old.
This very high quality specimen has been preserved in solid calcite and lies in a generous piece of Oolithic matrix which has a cut base for display options. Approximately 167 million years old. A nice collector's piece.
This wonderfully preserved Belemnite Rostrum lies in an aesthetic piece of Oolithic matrix which also has two flat sides for display options. This solid calcite Rostrum has lovely colouration and a complete tip. Approximately 170 million years old.