Two Ammonite (Glochiceras) Fossils in Rock - Drügendorf, Germany

These are two beautiful ammonite (Glochiceras sp.) fossils collected from the Drügendorf Quarry in Drügendorf, Germany. They're from the Upper Jurassic period and have an orange-grey coloration. Most of the surrounding rock has been removed to expose these ammonites and one edge of the rock has been cut flat for aesthetic presentation.

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.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.

Glochiceras sp.
Drügendorf Quarry, Drügendorf, Germany
.85" & .8" ammonites on 2.2 x 1.8" rock
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