2.8" Cut & Polished Ammonite Fossil (Anapuzosia?) - Madagascar

This is a 2.8" wide cut and polished ammonite fossil from Madagascar. It exhibits gorgeous mineralization within the chambers, each separated by white calcite septa (divisions). This highly polished, exotic ammonite makes a superb display piece with tremendous historical appeal.

This is a different species than most, possibly of the Anapuzosia genus. It is quite a bit thicker than the Cleoniceras ammmonites.

Comes with a pair of display stands.

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.
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SPECIES
Anapuzosia?
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
2.8" wide (each half)
ITEM
#146236
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