9.5" Triassic Ammonite (Discoceratites) Fossil - Germany

This is a large, 9.5" wide Discoceratites ammonite from Bararia. It's a very unusual Triassic ammonite and the only one of this species I've had available. It displays a very interesting and pronounced suture pattern. There is some restoration along the buttom, left edge of the ammonite. Comes with a display stand.

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.
Discoceratites semipartitus
Pfersdorf, Bavaria, Germany
Muschelkalk Formation
9.5" wide
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