16" Flashy, Polished Ammonite (Cleoniceras) Fossil - Madagascar

This is a 16" wide, polished ammonite fossil from Ambatolafia, Madagascar. These ammonites are Late Cretaceous in age, or about 110 million years old. Much of the shell has a red/purple/green flash to it.

Comes with a display stand.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago. 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.
FOR SALE
$1,395
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cleoniceras sp.
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
16" wide
ITEM
#227469
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