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Dactylioceras Ammonite Fossil 180 MYO Germany #16496 16o

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This is a Dactylioceras ammonite fossil from Germany. It dates back to the Jurassic time period approximately 180 million years ago. Ammonites were soft-bodied marine molluscs that lived in spiral, compressed, multi-chambered shells. The outermost chamber of the shell housed the animal itself. Ammonites are excellent index fossils, which means that the presence of a particular ammonite species in a geologic strata helps to identify the age of the fossils found in that layer. This is because certain species of ammonites only lived during specific time periods.

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