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2.45" Sliced Fossil Ammonite Pair - Agatized
Here is a beautiful, agate replaced ammonite fossil from Madagascar that has been cut and polished to reveal all of the detail of the inner chambers. It would be Early Cretaceous (Albian Stage) in age, or approximately 110 million years old.
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. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.