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Large, 10.7" Wide, Polished Ammonite Fossil - Madagascar
This is a large, 10.7" wide polished ammonite fossil from the Mahajanga Province of Madagagascar. It retains most of it's shell with some iridescents in a few spots. 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.