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Fossil Belemnite & Gastropod in Rock - Germany
This is a belemnite fossil and a gastropod fossil collected from the Holzbachacker clay pit near Buttenheim, Bavaria/Germany. It's Jurassic, Pliensbachian stage or approximately 190 million years old. Most of the surrounding rock has been removed to expose these fossils. One edge of the rock has been cut flat.
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.
Unidentified Gastropod & Belemnite
1.45" long belemnite on 3.7 x 2.5" rock