4.9" Cut & Polished Ammonite Fossil (Half) - Madagascar

Here is a beautiful, 4.9" wide, cut and polished ammonite (Cleoniceras) fossil from Madagascar. These ammonites are Cretaceous in age, approximately 110 million years old.

This specimen exhibits gorgeous mineralization within the chambers, each separated by white calcite septa (divisions). The reverse side has a very beautiful, mother of pearl look to it. This highly polished, exotic ammonite makes a superb display piece with tremendous historical appeal.

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. 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.


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DETAILS
SPECIES
Cleoniceras
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
4.9" wide
ITEM
#166807
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