3.6" Polished Ammonite (Anapuzosia?) Fossil - Madagascar

This is a thick, 3.6" wide Anapuzosia ammonite collected in the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar. The exterior has been highly polished and you can see the beautiful suture patterns just beneath the transluscent shell. An absolutely gorgeous specimen, of a type not as frequently seen for sale.

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.

Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
3.6" wide
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