SIZE (Picture scale cube=1cm): 139 x 110 x 34mm (5.47 x 4.33 x 1.34 inches)
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Name: Polished Ammonites
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).ACTUAL AS SEEN: The image shows the EXACT unique specimen you will receive. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. The scale cube in the photo is 1cm to give a visual size.