9.6" Polished Ammonite Fossil - Suture Pattern Exposed

This is a large, 9.6" wide polished ammonite fossil from the Mahajanga Province of Madagagascar. The shell has been polished away revealing the unique, oak-leaf shaped suture pattern underneath.. This 110 million year old ammonite is truly a natural work of art and is very displayable on the included 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.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
9.6" wide
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