6.7" Polished Ammonite (Cleoniceras)- Madagascar

This is a beautiful 6.7", polished Ammonite (Cleoniceras) from Madagagascar. It is polished to a high gloss finish and shows an interesting, red iridescence.

Comes with a 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 ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

Artists reconstruction of an ammonite.  By Nobu Tamura
Artists reconstruction of an ammonite. By Nobu Tamura

FOR SALE
$65
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cleoniceras
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
6.7" wide
ITEM
#108246
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