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.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Ammonites were predatory cephalopod mollusks that resembled squids with spiral shells. They are more closely related to living octopuses, though their shells resemble that of nautilus species. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago during the Triassic Period. 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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