4.75" Polished Ammonite Fossil - Madagascar

This is a 4.75" wide, polished ammonite fossil from Ambatolafia, Madagascar. These ammonites are Late Cretaceous in age, or about 110 million years old. The exterior has been polished to a nice finish and a few areas have some flash to them when viewed at certain angles in the light.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Cleoniceras sp.
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
4.75" wide
ITEM
#166682
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