Ammonite Lytoceras 8.5cm

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Dimensions: 8.5cm at widest point.
Ref: 10461
Price: £36.00

Lytoceras Ammonite, fossil for sale from Madagascar. This stunning Lytoceras Ammonite measuring 8.5cm at its widest point has been carefully polished on top of the fossilised shell, which displays an intricate fern-like suture pattern and stunning iridescent effect where rainbows dance across its surface. 

Sourced from the jungles of Mahajanga in Madagascar, this fossil is 120 million years old and dates back to the Cretaceous Period. The original shell of the Ammonite was replaced over a very long period of fossilisation, wherein water dissolved the original hard parts of the ammonite shell and replaced it with mineral matter: most commonly, Calcite minerals. 

Lytoceras is a species of Ammonite (an extinct marine mollusc) that can often be distinguished from other ammonites by the large horn shape of the shell. 

This high-grade Ammonite fossil is perfect for a collector or as a unique gift. Piece comes complete with display stand. 

 

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