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GIANT LYTOCERAS AMMONITE ON HOLZMADEN SHALE 

Holzmaden Black Shale (Lias Epsilon) Formation - Stuttgart, Germany

JURASSIC PERIOD:  200 million years ago

From the world-renown Black Jurassic oil-bearing shale of Holzmaden, Germany comes this MONSTROUS and exquisitely preserved Lytoceras trautscholdi species ammonite.  Specimens like this are seldom discovered at this highly unique formation famous for producing some of the world's finest Jurassic marine life fossils.  Modern quarry efforts have failed to produce specimens like this that were once found years ago.  This ULTRA RARE specimen was recently released from a private German collection and we were very fortunate to be able to secure it for public sale here.  If you are an advanced ammonite collector wanting one of the rarest possible ammonite specimens from one of the world's rarest and most coveted Jurassic provenances, then this specimen poses a VERY UNIQUE opportunity for you.  If you wish to accent a room with one of nature's most beautiful prehistoric masterpieces, then this fossil would really set off any interior.  A thick steel mounting plate on the back side allows a safe and sturdy wall mount to hang this specimen like a painting.  The first image shows the specimen displayed on a wall in the Paleo Direct showroom.

Also occurring with this giant Lytoceras are several other smaller Lytoceras ammonites.  Each also displays the rare and HIGHLY-prized gold pyritization to the shell imprint.  This gold tone to the creatures on the slab is COMPLETELY GENUINE AND NATURAL, formed by processes mineralization as the fossil was formed millions of years ago.  The ammonites have been chemically sealed to protect and permanently stabilize this rare feature.  

From ANY location, a Lytoceras this size is beyond 'remarkable' but to come from HOLZMADEN just makes this one heck of a hard specimen for us to part with.  Like the very rare, ex-private collection Dapedium we once offered from this same site, fossils like this seldom come along and are almost always from advanced private collections or museums as this specimen is.  Old collection label is still intact on reverse of slab.

Some of the largest dinosaurs that ever walked the earth were in existence when this Lytoceras ammonite swam in the ancient seas alongside massive plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs!  

Absolutely our highest recommendation.  Even if you could care less about fossils of any kind, you would be hard-pressed to not find this specimen anything less than breath-taking!

ULTRA-RARE MASSIVE SPECIMEN FROM OLD PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION!

18.8" high x 13.75" wide, ammonite 11.3" wide with associated ammonites at 3.2" - 2" wide

SOLD     AM21-002     INCLUDES STAND / WALL HANGER     Actual Item - One Only

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