7" Tall, Composite Ammonite Fossil Display - Madagascar

This is an aesthetic cluster of 110 million year old ammonite fossils from the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar. The entire piece measures 7" tall, 7.5" wide and the base of the stone is flat so that it displays nicely on a flat surface. It's a composite piece meaning the ammonite fossils are real but they have been mounted on the rock to create.

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

DETAILS
SPECIES
Cleoniceras, Douvilleiceras & Others
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
7" tall, 7.5" wide
ITEM
#175824
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