2.7" Triassic Ammonite (Ceratites) Fossil - Germany

This is an unusual, Middle Triassic ammonite (Ceratites robustus) from the Muschelkalk Formation in Germany. It's 2.7" across and has been prepared completely free of the rock that it was found in. This comes out of an old collection and has some id number written in pen on the 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Ceratites robustus
LOCATION
Tiefurt, Germany
FORMATION
Muschelkalk Formation
SIZE
Ammonite 2.7" across
ITEM
#113143
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