Sunday, September 1, 2013

Asteroceras obtusum Ammonite Fossil

This fossil ammonite is an Asteroceras obtusum.  These small creatures existed in the Lias of the Jurassic Period. It was found on the Charmouth coast of Dorset, England and is near the home of the famous paleontologist Mary Anning.  The area is known for their fossils particularly ammonites. Is museum accession number is IP70250.

These fossils are part of the Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana exhibit at the Museum of Natural History and Science in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was photographed in August 2013. The dinosaur exhibit was created by the Royal Ontario Museum of Toronto Canada.

The exhibit was supported by Associate Exhibit Sponsor Frisch's restaurant and Promotional Partners Cincinnati Reds baseball, newspaper The Enquirer and TV channel Local 12 WKRO Cincinnati.