12.2" Choffaticeras Ammonite Half

This is a large example of a rarely seen ammonite from Madagascar. It is of the genus Choffaticeras, 12.2" wide, quite thick and the half weighs around 6 lbs. Ammonites of this genus are often referred to as Margarite or "Daisy" flower ammonites. It has been cut in half and polished to reveal the amazing inner detail.

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Ammonites were predatory cephalopod mollusks that resembled squids with spiral shells. They are more closely related to living octopuses, though their shells resemble that of nautilus species. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago during the Triassic Period. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
Choffaticeras sp.
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
12.2" Wide
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