Formation: Lias Ammonite Beds
Location: Unterstuermig, Germany
Size: Ammonite is 1.7 inches across
Here is a beautiful example of Pleuroceras spinatus from the Jurassic of Germany. This type of ammonite has coarse ribs and a wide keel with a continuous ridge running the length of the keel. The ammonite is 3-dimensionally preserved and exhibits fine detail. The inner whorls of the cephalopod are clearly defined, and the concretionary matrix is nicely intact. The ammonite has been replaced by iron pyrite, or ''fool's gold'' - the golden coloration of the ammonite makes for a very striking display. This is a very cool specimen of Pleuroceras spinatus from Germany.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.