10.5" Wide Mantelliceras Ammonite - Very Heavy

 
 
This is a large 10.5" in diameter ammonite of the genus Mantelliceras from Madagascar. This is not a type often seen for sale from this country. It's over 5 inches wide at it's widest point, very solid and weighs 16 1/2 pounds. It makes for a great display piece.

Mantelliceras a late Cretaceous ammonite characterized by a strongly ribbed, moderately involute shell with a moderately wide umbilicus, and rounded whorl section. It was collected in the Morondava Basin east of the town of Tulear.

Link to paper on these ammonites: https://geojournals.pgi.gov.pl/agp/article/view/10372/8883
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mantelliceras dixoni
LOCATION
Morondava Basin, Madagascar
SIZE
10.5" wide, 16 1/2 pounds
ITEM
#6404
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