6.15" Triassic Ammonite (Ceratites Nodosus) In Concretion - Germany

This is an large, 6.15" wide specimen of a Middle Triassic ammonite (Ceratites nodosus). It comes from the the Muschelkalk Formation in Germany. It was found inside of a hard concretion and has been nicely prepared with mechanical tools.

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

Ceratites nodosus
Bad Neustadt, Saale, Bavaria, Germany
Muschelkalk Formation
Ammonite 6.15" across, Concretion 7.9"
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