6" Polished Ammonite (Cleoniceras) Fossil - Madagascar

This is a beautiful, 6" wide, polished ammonite (Cleoniceras sp.) fossil from Madagascar. It displays a distinctive, "oak-leaf" suture pattern on the surface. These ammonites are collected near Ambatolafia in the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar.

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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Cleoniceras sp.
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
6" wide
ITEM
#185481
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