Greater Ancestors

World Museum

Largest Ammonite in the World

Giant Ammonite

“If you thought ammonites were small creatures that would fit into the palm of your hand, have a look at this monster:

This is a specimen of Parapuzosia seppenradensis, which has

a diameter of 8 feet, 6 inches,

weighs 3.5 tonnes

and was found in rocks . . .  at Seppenrade near Munster, Germany.

It was discovered in 1895 by Prof Hermann Landois and is currently on display at the Munster Natural History Museum (Westfälischen Landesmuseum für Naturkunde).

A cast is on display at the Museum of Natural History in LA