16.2" Dactylioceras Ammonite Cluster - Germany

This is a large cluster of Dactylioceras ammonites quarried near Forcheim, Germany. It measures 16.2 x 13" and there are several dozen ammonites visible on this spectacular piece. Comes with a display stand. Don't miss out on this very aesthetic display.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
Dactylioceras athleticum
Forcheim, Germany
16.2 x 13", Up to 3.5" thick, largest ammonite 2.7"
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