160-million-year-old Fossil Found By 6-year-old Girl Emily Baldry (Video)

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160-million-year-old Ancient fossil found by 6-year-old Emily Baldry

Ancient fossil found by 6-year-old Emily Baldry
Image: YouTube video grab

Emily Baldry, a 6-year-old girl, uncovered an ancient fossil believed to be 160-million-year-old in Cotswold Water Park last summer, according to reports by several international news sites on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

The ancient fossil was later identified as Rieneckia (Collotia) odysseus, a Jurassic period spiral-patterned-shelled fossilized mollusc living in the oceans.

The 40-cm-diameter rock was restored and is now on public display at the Gateway Information Centre in Gloucestershire, South West England.

Baldry named her 130-pound rock, Spike, due to the prominent thorns around the ancient fossil.

According to a statement provided by Dr. Neville Hollingworth, the restored fossil “is the first ammonite of this kind to be discovered whole in Britain. The rest have all been fragments.”

Below is a YouTube video uploaded by ITVNews showing Emily Baldry‘s ancient fossil find.

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