19.2" Polished Ammonite, Clam, and Nautilus Cluster - Madagascar

Here is a large cluster of polished ammonites still embedded in the rock in which they were found. The entire specimen measures 19.2 x 14.5 x 12", it weighs 103 lbs, and the large center ammonite measures 9.3" wide. Many other fossils including clams, cephalopods, ammonites, and a nautilus have been exposed from the rock. This specimen sits up nicely along one edge, or can be laid on its side for presentation.

The ammonites are Cretaceous (Albian Stage) in age, or approximately 110 million years old and are quarried in the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar.

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.
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
Largest Ammonite: 9.3" wide, Entire Specimen: 19.2 x 14.5 x 12", Weight: 103 lbs
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