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    • A nice block of ammonites from the Gräfenberg quarry. 

      Although not very visible on the pictures, the ammonites are actually of a nice dark green, thanks to the glauconite present. 

    Taxonomy

    Ammonite

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Cephalopoda
    Order: Ammonitida
    Family: Ataxioceratidae
    Genus: Orthosphinctes
    Species: O. desmoides
    Author Citation Wegele, 1929

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Jurassic
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Kimmeridgian

    Stratigraphy

    Grafenburg Formation

    Biostratigraphy

    Platynota Zone
    Desmoides Subzone

    Provenance

    Date Collected: 12/23/2018
    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Location

    Gräfenberg
    Bavaria
    Germany

    Comments

    A nice block of ammonites from the Gräfenberg quarry. 

    Although not very visible on the pictures, the ammonites are actually of a nice dark green, thanks to the glauconite present. 



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