8.6" Choffaticeras ("Daisy Flower") Ammonite Half - Madagascar

This is an large example of a rarely seen ammonite from Madagascar. It is of the genus Choffaticeras, 8.6" wide, quite thick and the half weighs around 2 3/4 lbs. Ammonites of this genus are often referred to as Margarite or "Daisy" flower ammonites. It has been cut in half and polished to reveal the amazing inner detail.

Includes a 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. 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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DETAILS
SPECIES
Choffaticeras sp.
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
8.6" Wide
ITEM
#80916
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