Fossil Belemnite & Ammonites (Pleuroceras) in Rock - Germany

 
This is a belemnite fossil and a 1.25" wide ammonite (Pleuroceras transiens) fossil collected from the Holzbachacker clay pit near Buttenheim, Bavaria/Germany. It's Jurassic, Pliensbachian stage or approximately 190 million years old. Most of the surrounding rock has been removed to expose these fossils. There are several other partial fossils throughout the rock. 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
Pleuroceras transiens & Unidentified Belemnite
LOCATION
Buttenheim, Bavaria/Germany
FORMATION
Holzbachacker Clay-Pit
SIZE
2.6" long belemnite on 3.9 x 3.3" rock
ITEM
#125434
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