2.3" Fossil Jurassic Ammonite (Leioceras) - Germany

This is a 2.3" ammonite (Leioceras) from Germany. Most of the outer shell is missing leaving the intricate pattern of the inner shell sutures visible. Some of the rock in which the ammonite was fossilized, remains near the opening. This specimen is from a collection and has a painted label.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
Leioceras comtum
Balingen, Germany
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