4.15" Triassic Ammonite (Ceratites Sublaevigatus) - Germany

 
This is an 4.15" wide specimen of a Middle Triassic ammonite (Ceratites sublaevigatus). It comes from the the Muschelkalk Formation in Germany.

Comes with a 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. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

FOR SALE
$65
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ceratites sublaevigatus
LOCATION
Lindbach, Bavaria, Germany
FORMATION
Muschelkalk Formation
SIZE
4.15" across
ITEM
#131915
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