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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.