5.05" Triassic Ammonite (Ceratites nodosus) Fossil - Germany

This is a 5.05" wide specimen of a Middle Triassic ammonite (Ceratites nodosus). It comes from the the Muschelkalk Formation in Germany. It was found inside of a hard concretion and has been nicely prepared with a small portion of rock remaining acting as a display base.

The center of this ammonite is restored and two other spots of restoration can be found along the exterior spiral.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Ceratites nodosus
LOCATION
Lindbach, Bavaria, Germany
FORMATION
Muschelkalk Formation
SIZE
Ammonite 5.05" across
ITEM
#243509
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