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Name: Polished Ammonite
Location: Mahajunga, Madagascar
These amazing Ammonites have been prepped and polished to reveal their unique pattern which lays beneath their shell. They come from Madagascar, and are Cretaceous in age.
Ammonites are one of the most recognisable fossils around, this is due to their familiar spiral shape shell, reminiscent of what we know as a snail shell, though these creatures are not related to snails at all! They were marine animals, present between 240 – 65 million years ago, who had a coiled external shell like that of the modern nautilus, and although they resembled a modern-day nautilus, these molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e. octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish!)
These creatures varied in size, ranging from only a few millimetres to some fossils being found measuring a whopping 8 feet (96 inches)!!SIMILAR TO SEEN: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item.