18" Polished Ammonite Fossil From Madagascar - Giant Specimen!

This is a massive 18" wide polished ammonite fossil collected near Ambatolafia, Madagascar. It makes for a very impressive display on the included metal display stand.

You rarely get ammonites of this size and condition of out Madagascar. While it does have repair work, this is to be expected on large ammonites that will be found already fractured in the ground. There is a small amount of purple iridescent flash on some areas of the specimen. All of the rock has been carefully removed from the chamber on the very end of the ammonite adding to its appeal.

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.


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$3,195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
18" wide, 6" thick, 59 lbs
ITEM
#168528
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