5.1" Polished Ammonite (Cleoniceras) Fossil - Madagascar

This is a beautiful, .9" wide, polished ammonite (Cleoniceras) fossil. 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 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. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.


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$55
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cleoniceras
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
5.1" wide
ITEM
#166678
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