2.4" Ammonite (Orthosphinctes) Fossil - Staffelberg, Germany

This is a beautiful ammonite (Orthosphinctes sp.) fossil collected from the Staffelberg, Bavaris, Germany. It's from the Jurassic period and the surrounding rock has been removed to expose this ammonite. Comes with an acrylic 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.

Orthosphinctes sp.
Staffelberg, Bavaria, Germany
2.4" wide ammonite
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