Heavy (9.7" Wide) Mantelliceras Ammonite

 
 
This is a large 9.7 inch in diameter ammonite of the genus Mantelliceras from Madagascar. This is not a type often seen for sale from this country. It is over 4 inches wide at it's thickest point, very solid and weighs nearly 12 pounds. It makes for a great display piece.

Mantelliceras a late Cretaceous ammonite characterized by a strongly ribbed, moderately involute shell with a moderately wide umbilicus, and rounded whorl section. It was collected in the Morondava Basin east of the town of Tulear.

Link to paper on these ammonites: https://geojournals.pgi.gov.pl/agp/article/view/10372/8883
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mantelliceras dixoni
LOCATION
Morondava Basin, Madagascar
SIZE
9.7" wide, 12 pounds
ITEM
#12395
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