6.15" Triassic Ammonite (Ceratites Nodosus) In Concretion - Germany

 
This is an large, 6.15" 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 mechanical tools.

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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Ceratites nodosus
LOCATION
Bad Neustadt, Saale, Bavaria, Germany
FORMATION
Muschelkalk Formation
SIZE
Ammonite 6.15" across, Concretion 7.9"
ITEM
#131913
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