The CollectA Pravitoceras measures: 3.4” x 3.5” x 2” W.
Retired / no longer carried by CollectA U.S.A. - Limited to stock on hand.
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CollectA Pravitoceras #88927 Review:This is one of our favorite models from CollectA due to the vibrant colors and the curve and shine on the shell.
The model depicts the extinct genus of ammonite with a shiny purple and white shell that has a great spiral shape. The contrasting orange head is a wonderful addition and adds a pop of color to the overall appearance. The color and shine of the shell is simply outstanding.
Another great feature are the wavy tentacles. They give the Pravitoceras a more lifelike appearance, almost as if it's swimming in the ocean.
Pravitoceras Information:Pravitoceras is an extinct genus of ammonite that lived during the Late Jurassic period, approximately 160 to 145 million years ago. The name Pravitoceras is derived from the Latin word "pravus," which means distorted or misshapen, and the Greek word "keras," which means horn. This refers to the unusual shape of the shell, which is coiled in a distorted and irregular manner.
Pravitoceras fossils have been found in several parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and South America. The shells of Pravitoceras range in size from a few centimeters to over a meter in diameter, making it one of the larger genera of ammonites.
The shell of Pravitoceras is characterized by its complex and irregularly coiled shape. The whorls are strongly compressed and have a flattened, triangular cross-section. The outer surface of the shell is ornamented with a series of ribs and spines, which can be simple or branched. The suture pattern of Pravitoceras is highly complex, with numerous lobes and saddles that interlock tightly with each other.
Part of the Prehistoric Life Series by CollectA.
Hand Painted. Made of durable synthetic material.
Product Code: CollectA 88927