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From the album: Middle Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany9cm. This species gives its name to the Staufensis Bank, which appears in certain sections of the Bradfordensis Subzone of the Murchisonae Zone, Upper Aalenian, Middle Jurassic. It is quite common to find them in the Wutach area, but the stone is so hard and the discus-shaped ammonites so fragile, that it's difficult to extricate a well-preserved specimen without damageing it in some way. This one lost much of its shell, exposing the impressions of the sutures on the calcite core and also giving a view into the crystallized chambers of the phragmocon.
From the album: Middle Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany9cm. The shell is weathered in such a way that the sutures are good to observe. This appears to be a form between Staufenia and Ludwigia, but it has more of the former about it than the latter. Found in the Staufensis Bank, upper Aalenian in the Wutach valley. These were assigned to the genus Staufenia by Rieber in 1963, but Dietze, Rieber etal have revised the genera in December 2014 to the above.
The samples of this species at this site are practically impossible to extract in one piece due to the large size and the discus-like shape of the fossil and also to the hardness and cleavage of the matrix. Therefore this one was extracted in several pieces which were then glued back together. All remaining cracks and crevices were then filled in with stonemeal. What we see here is just a complete phragmocone, which is apparent through the suture lines visible on the calcite mold seen in the second photo, where the shell broke off during extraction. The complete creature with body chamber prob