A spectacular Sliced pair of Fossilized Ammonite from Madagascar. This fossil was originally whole, but was sliced in half to display inside. Cleoniceras besarei is the genus/species name. This is known due to the “oak leaf” patterns on their shells. This fossil is from the Cretaceous period which occurred 90 million years ago. The shells resemble that of a nautilus, although they are more closely related to a living octopus. The word “Ammonite” refers to the Egyptian God, Amun, and the ram’s horns upon his head.
This piece measures about 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 1/2″, and weighs 1 ounce.
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