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18.6" Wide Dactylioceras Ammonite Cluster - Germany
This is a very large, free-standing cluster of Dactylioceras ammonites quarried near Forcheim, Germany. It stands 12.3 inches tall and is 18.6 inches wide. There is several dozen ammonites visible on this spectacular piece with the largest being about 3.4 inches wide. Don't miss out on this very aesthetic display.
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.