Massive, 22.5" Wide Ammonite Fossil - Madagascar

 
 
 
This an absolutely massive, 22.5" wide polished ammonite fossil from the Mahajanga Province. I'm not 100% certain of the genus, but it may be a supersized Cleonoceras. This giant ammonite weighs in at just under 60 lbs. About 90% of the shell is present on one side and about 70% on the other. IN the areas where the shell is missing, the suture pattern underneath can be seen.

Comes with a metal 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 ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

FOR SALE
$1,495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
22.5" Wide, 3.3" thick, 59 lbs
ITEM
#115057
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