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Dactylioceras commune (Sowerby, 1815)

Era: Mesozoic

Period: Lower Jurassic

Stage: Toarcian (184,2 - 174,7 Ma)

Formation: Posidonia shale

Location:  Holzmaden (Germany)

Measurements: 104 x 102 x 14mm / 4.09"x 4.02"x 0.55"

Weight: 208g / 0,459lb

Description: Beautiful pyritized ammonite, has no restorations or paintings, 100% natural, scarce material.


In the Holzmaden region, so-called "Posidonia" shales are present behind the ground. This formation originates from a tropical sea. There were several quarries in the area between the cities of Holzmaden - Ohmden - Schlierbach - Zell, which were gradually closed over the last few years. There are now only 2 quarries left, one operated only for private fossil collectors (paid access). (Source: Paleontica)


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Dactylioceras commune

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