5" Triassic Ammonite (Ceratites) With Shellfish - Germany

This is an unusual, Middle Triassic ammonite (Ceratites sublaevigatus) from the Muschelkalk Formation in Germany. It's very 3D and has been nicely prepared in the rock that it was found in. The base of the rock has been cut flat to allow for aesthetic presentation of the ammonite.

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.
Ceratites sublaevigatus
Lindach, Wurzberg, Bavaria, Germany
Muschelkalk Formation
Ammonite 5.1" tall, Entire piece 8.4" tall
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