.7" Ammonite (Pleuroceras) Fossil - Germany

This is a beautiful ammonite (Pleuroceras spinatum) fossil collected from the Holzbachacker clay pit near Buttenheim, Bavaria/Germany. It's Jurassic, Pliensbachian stage or approximately 190 million years old. The surrounding rock has been removed to expose this ammonite.

Comes with an acrylic display case.

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.



FOR SALE
$7
DETAILS
SPECIES
Pleuroceras spinatum
LOCATION
Buttenheim, Bavaria/Germany
FORMATION
Holzbachacker Clay-Pit
SIZE
.7" wide
ITEM
#125381
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