Madagascar Medium Sliced Ammonite #5

$50.00

Madagascar Ammonites

1 in stock

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Description

  • Cleoniceras sp.
  • Middle Cretaceous Age (Albian Stage – 150 Million Years Old)
  • Republic of Madagascar – an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa.
  • Each half measures¬†4 3/4″ wide (You get BOTH halves)

This is a hand-picked example of a Cleoniceras Ammonite from Madagascar.¬† Ammonites from this location are unusually well-preserved, and are often filled with calcite crystals making it possible to cut them in half and polish them. The details of the inner chambers remained intact, and make each one a beautiful display specimen.¬† Ammonites are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals similar to the modern nautilus. (Cephalopoda) Like the nautilus, ammonites had a soft body with tentacles that emerged from a hollow chambered shell utilized in the manner of a submarine’s ballast tanks. Ammonites are often identified by their shell ornamentation and the structures of the wall that divide the shell’s chambers.

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