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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 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. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.