2.5" Fossil Ammonite (Dactylioceras) On Shale- Germany

This is a 2.5" ammonite (Dactylioceras) from the Posidonia Shale near Holzmaden, Germany. It is very nicely prepared on the shale in which it was fossilized. The detail of this specimen is excellent and makes a striking display.

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.

FOR SALE
$39
DETAILS
SPECIES
Dactylioceras sp.
LOCATION
Holzmaden, Germany
FORMATION
Posidonia Shale
SIZE
2.5" ammonite, 5.9 x 5.6" shale
ITEM
#117221
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