8.25" Polished, Agatized Ammonite (Cleoniceras) - Madagascar

This is an absolutely gorgeous, 8.25" wide, polished ammonite fossil from the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar. It's Early Cretaceous (Albian Stage) in age, or approximately 110 million years old and of the genus Cleoniceras. The fossil itself was replaced by agate and has been polished to reveal the beautiful, "oak leaf" shaped suture pattern of the animal. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Ammonites are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals which died out at the end of the Cretaceous period. These mollusks are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e. octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cleoniceras
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
8.25" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#54417
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