2.4" Ammonite (Orthosphinctes) Fossil - Staffelberg, Germany

This is a beautiful ammonite (Orthosphinctes sp.) fossil collected from the Staffelberg, Bavaris, Germany. It's from the Jurassic period and the surrounding rock has been removed to expose this ammonite. 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.


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SPECIES
Orthosphinctes sp.
LOCATION
Staffelberg, Bavaria, Germany
SIZE
2.4" wide ammonite
ITEM
#125449
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